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