101 Best New Cocktails: Here’s Johnnie by Bas Verhoeven, Cocktailbar Mundial, Eindhoven, Netherlands

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 20th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Here’s Johnnie

Adapted from a recipe by Bas Verhoeven, Cocktailbar Mundial, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

“A cocktail with an amazing taste that ticks all the boxes. Created with the philosophy less is more, the few ingredients combine amazingly well. This has made it a big favorite amongst our guests and even has the guests who usually avoid whiskey drinks asking for it.” Bas Verhoeven.Here's Johnnie

50 ml (1.65 oz) Johnnie Walker Gold Label scotch whisky

30 ml (1 oz) The Bitter Truth Apricot brandy

25 ml (.83 oz) fresh lemon juice

2 thin slices fresh ginger

2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange bitters

1 orange slice, as garnish

Combine all the ingredients in shaker, muddling the ginger to open up the flavour. Add ice and shake hard for about 10 seconds, then double-strain into a chilled coupe. Add the garnish to the edge of the glass.

gaz sez: Here’s comes Johnnie Walker Gold again—what a fabulous scotch it is. And Bas Verhoeven knows how to make him dance, too. The ginger and apricot notes bring out the very best in the scotch. I made this one twice, the second time without the lemon juice. Both versions work extremely well.

This is one of 2012’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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