1 1⁄2 oz Scotch (I did mostly blended with 1/4 oz of a smoky Islay)
1⁄2 oz Cynar
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.


Peat smoke brightened by orange oils on the nose. Malt, grape, and a fruitiness from the apricot brandy on the sip. Smoky whisky and bitter apricot on the swallow with an orange-apricot and quinine finish.


Inspired by a drink that called for Bank Note Scotch, I kept with my quinquina kick and added Bonal to the great combination of apricot + Cynar. Bank Note made me think of the 1970s era checkout card at the back of the retired library book on Scotch that I bought used.

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Picture of Library Card
FRY 2018
Posted by yarm on 12/09/2019
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Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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  • Very good, even with the relatively large amount of apricot. — ★★★★
  • Nice apricot-cynar combo. — ★★★★
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Ajvan commented on 12/10/2019:

The smoky-bitter-apricot fusion really works.