December 18th, 2008

EatingInGreece

a Don't Ask cocktail

I've had this plastic bottle of Findlay's Finest Scotch Whisky lying around for a long time - it was my mother's (she died 1997) so it was aged and I've been thinking about using it up. When we drink scotch it is one of several kinds of single malt which doesn't come in plastic bottles!

I made a quick search on the internet to look at scotch mixed drinks - I looked at a bunch, sort of remembered a few and then went onto the kitchen. I added dry Vermouth (I saw recipes for dry and sweet vermouth but had no sweet vermouth although I considered using Dubonnet), the juice of a lemon, I couldn't find the Grand Marnier (some recipes called for Triple Sec, nor could I find the Angostura Bitters so they weren't added though they were in some of the recipes), the juice of half a lemon and a bit of confectioners sugar and mixed them up with some ice. I measured nothing but used up the scotch which had about 3-4 ounces. When I brought it into rsc I said it's Don't Ask. It was actually OK but of course i can't make it again the same way...

There's another fuller bottle of scotch in Gloucester and I know the Bitters and Grand Marnier are there. So, next summer....