This cocktail recipe has been chosen as one of the 101 Best New Cocktails, and it will be immortalized in Gaz Regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders: 2011.
Adapted from a recipe by Adam Brewer, Cloudland, Brisbane, Australia.
“This is the winning drink from Australian World Class 2010. I have changed the name to be more suitable. Also the drink is named after the famous Monet painting and the Isle of Skye from which Talisker hails,” Adam Brewer.
- 40 ml (1.33 oz) Talisker 10 Year Old scotch
- 10 ml (.33 oz) white crème de menthe (the cheaper the better)
- 10 ml (.33 oz) oloroso sherry
- 2 dashes chocolate bitters (I use Scrappy’s; Bitter Truth or Fee Brothers also work)
- 1 lemon twist, as garnish
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled coupette. Garnish with the oils from the lemon then discard the twist.
gaz sez: I do love the combination of the Talisker, mint, and sherry in this drink. An odd threesome, it’s true, but the mint and the sherry tease the scotch nicely.
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