Friday, March 7, 2014

Cocktail du jour: A Tale of Two Classics

Here's a his and hers shot of cocktail hour the other night. I've been drinking Dubliners ever since we met the most charming Irish couple at a dinner last week. How we have lived in the same town and never crossed paths I really don't know. But they were so lovely and I could listen to their lilting voices over cocktails forever. Cheers to you, R and L!

Mr. C&G countered my Irish whiskey with a Scottish whisky, and Scotland has been all over the news lately with their bid for independence. Debates are raging over the pound, membership in the European Union, and North Sea oil but one thing I haven't heard mentioned is their biggest export. Whisky. Judging by the number of bottles Mr. C&G has collected I feel like we should be given an absentee ballot to vote on September 18th.

Dubliner
2 oz Irish whiskey
1/2 oz sweet vermouth (Cocchi di Torino)
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
Dash orange bitters

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice
Stir and strain into an old fashioned glass or a martini glass
Garnish with a Luxardo cherry

Rob Roy
2 oz blended Scotch (Pinch)
1 oz sweet vermouth (Antica Formula Carpano)
Dash Peychaud bitters

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice
Stir and strain into an old fashioned glass or a martini glass
Garnish with a Luxardo cherry

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