101 Best New Cocktails: Kiss the Skye by Esther Medina Cuesta, Roux at Parliament Square, London

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Esther Medina Cuesta, Roux at Parliament Square, London, UK.

“Colin Dunn came to my bar and asked me to create an aperitif with Talisker for the ‘Talisker vs Borough Market’ consumer tasting. He named the drink. The public reaction was really good. Many of them said they will make it for dinner parties at home. And it worked out very well in my menus. Slainte!” Esther Medina Cuesta.Kiss the Skye

3 medium sage leaves

45 ml (1.5 oz) Talisker 10 year old scotch whisky

55 ml (1.83 oz) Lillet Blanc

Slap the sage, throw it into a mixing glass, add liquids and ice, stir. Strain into a frozen cocktail glass.

gaz sez: Sage, sage, sage, sage, sage. I loves me some sage, I do. This extraordinary drink works really well as a hot toddy, too. Be careful, though, it’s one of those potions that keeps you going back for more. And more. And more.

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

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