Northern Lights

1 12 oz Blended Scotch, Grant and Sons
34 oz Elderflower liqueur, St. Germain
14 oz Eau de vie of Douglas Fir, Clear Creek
12 oz Lemon juice
14 oz Orange juice
14 oz Rich demerara syrup 2:1
2 ds Bitters, Angostura
Lemon twist, Shake, Straight Up, Cocktail
Created by bar manager Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, this cocktail was mentioned in our First Taste of Craigie On Main in Cambridge, Massachusetts as having a “spectrum of refreshing flavors. That might account for why it is now the #1 favorite of customers there. It's a great drink for those who think they don't like Scotch. The liquor adds a subtle smokiness, but doesn'€™t overpower. You can substitute your choice of Scotch and use regular simple syrup for the Demerara, but the other brands are pretty much required to get the desired effect.
From other users
  • Might try again with 1-3/4 oz Scotch and 1/2 oz St Germain. — ☆☆☆
  • Nice balance; made with JWB. Was hoping to taste more of the Clear Creek, which I've been looking for ways to use. — ☆☆☆☆
Similar cocktails
  • The Richard Branson! — Rye, Bärenjäger, Bitters, Lemon juice, Maple syrup, Lemon peel
  • Baren Derby — Bourbon, Bärenjäger, Grapefruit juice, Grapefruit peel
  • Gun Club Shrub — Gold rum, Triple sec, Pineapple juice, White balsamic vinegar, Orange oleo-saccharum
  • Gold Coast Punch — Gold rum, Lime juice, Pineapple juice, Simple syrup
  • Date Expectations — Añejo rum, Cherry Liqueur, Peach bitters, Lemon juice, Maple syrup
  • San Serif — Rye, Elderflower liqueur, Aperol, Lemon zest, Lemon juice
  • Bases Clearing Double — Rye, Pineapple juice, Orange juice, Lime juice, Orgeat, Nutmeg
  • Harlan County — Bourbon, Apricot liqueur, Bitters, Lime juice, Rich demerara syrup 2:1
  • Saints and Sinners — Demerara Rum, Cognac, Grapefruit bitters, Grapefruit juice, Don's Mix
  • D is For Dangerous — Bourbon, Bitters, Simple syrup, Lime juice, Chocolate mint, Champagne