101 Best New Cocktails: Mime’s Well by Chris Grøtvedt, THE THIEF, Oslo, Norway

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2015

Mime’s Well

Chris Grøtvedt, THE THIEF, Oslo, Norway


MIMES WELL15 ml (.5 oz) Lagavulin 16 Year Old single malt scotch whisky, as a rinse

45 ml (1.5 oz) Buffalo Trace bourbon

15 ml (.5 oz) Coffee-Infused Carpano Antica Formula*

10 ml (.33 oz) Smoked Pedro Ximénez Sherry Reduction**

2 barspoons Fernet Branca

1 dash Angostura bitters

1 dash chocolate bitters

1 orange twist, as garnish

Rinse a chilled (preferably from the freezer) coupette with the scotch. Add a chunk of hand-carved ice to the glass.

Stir the remaining ingredients over ice. Strain into the coupette and add the garnish.

*Coffee-Infused Carpano Antica Formula: Combine 1 cup coffee beans and 750 ml vermouth. Let stand at room temperature for 4 hours before straining and rebottling.

**Smoked Pedro Ximénez Sherry Reduction: Combine half a bottle of good PX with 200 ml (a little over .75 cup) of Lagavulin 16 Year Old single malt scotch over medium heat. Add 150 g (.75 cup) sugar and let it simmer for around 20 minutes. Take it off and let it chill. Store in the refrigerator.

gaz sez: This baby is just incredible. Takes a bit of work to put it together, but it’s an ideal drink for fans of smoke, coffee, vanilla, you name it—Mime’s Well Ends Well, too!


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