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I was inspired by a Scotch drink on a bar's menu to craft this combination.
1 12 oz Scotch (I did mostly blended with 1/4 oz of a smoky Islay)
12 oz Bonal Gentiane Quina
12 oz Cynar
12 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.
FRY 2018
From other users
  • Very good, even with the relatively large amount of apricot. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Nice apricot-cynar combo. — ☆☆☆☆
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