I was inspired by a Scotch drink on a bar's menu to craft this combination.
|1 1⁄2||oz||Scotch (I did mostly blended with 1/4 oz of a smoky Islay)|
|1⁄2||oz||Bonal Gentiane Quina|
|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.
From other users
- Very good, even with the relatively large amount of apricot.
- Nice apricot-cynar combo.
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