101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Butter Lemon Smokeby TJ Vytlacil, Blood & Sand, St. Louis, MO.
Butter Lemon Smoke
Adapted from a recipe by TJ Vytlacil, Blood & Sand, St. Louis, MO.
“This drink as taken my bar by storm thanks to one happy guest. The name came from my guest. He is a local musician and told me he likes spice, smoke, citrus and softness. Great descriptors considering he had never really been a cocktail consumer but was interested in what I was doing. After putting this together he said ‘it tastes like butter, lemon and smoke.’ That’s how he orders it now and the drink has become a fun staple. I’m currently using The Fine blended brandy with The Compass Box Peat Monster.” TJ Vytlacil.
30 ml (1 oz) Germain-Robin brandy
22.5 ml (.75 oz) green Chartreuse
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Bénédictine
1 lemon twist, as garnish
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.
gaz sez: I loves me some Peat Monster, and I especially loves me some Peat Monster when it’s well handled in a mixing glass. Here’s another scotch-based masterpiece that goes to show David Embury that whisky isn’t always “a grouchy old bachelor that’s seldom in a marrying mood.” Nicely done, TJ.
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