1 oz Scotch
1⁄2 oz Ramazzotti
1⁄2 oz Apricot liqueur
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.


I became inspired by Eric Alperin's Skid Row with its Ramazzotti-apricot combination. I eventually landed on swapping out the Genever for Scotch for how well it works with Ramazzotti in the Black Scottish Cyclops and aged apple brandy for how it is complemented by apricot liqueur. Instead of naming it after a skid row of Boston, I named it after a seedy underworld operations during Prohibition and dubbed it the Club Garden after a famous speakeasy raided during Prohibition in 1932 across from the Boston Garden arena.

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Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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Very nice, and well balanced! I had to sub with Johnnie Walker Black (lower proof than the Cutty Sark Prohibition--which looks interesting) but this worked well. The apricot and apple are in good balance, with the Ramazzotti providing some red berry, root and baking spice notes to the body from the scotch.

Scotch is a bit dominant; worth trying with 0.75 oz