101 Best New Cocktails: Auch Aye! by Faye Woodcock, The Blind Pig, Glasgow, Scotland

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Auch, Aye!
Adapted from a recipe by Faye Woodcock, The Blind Pig, Glasgow, Scotland.

“A summery malt-based cocktail which was designed for the folks at Auchentoshan Single Malt whisky. I find whiskies like Three Wood extremely versatile when it comes to mixing, as there are so many different notes that are possible to harmonise with. The real difficulty when making this drink was deciding which notes to enhance and which to blend into the balance. The end product is a whisky-based drink which catches people off guard; it’s refreshing, light, and perfect for a summertime tipple.” Faye Woodcock.

37.5 ml (1.25 oz) Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt scotch whisky

12.5 ml (.42 oz) crème d’abricot

25 ml (.83 oz) fresh lime juice

15 ml (.5 oz) orgeat syrup

2 barspoons ruby port

1 lime twist, as garnish

Shake hard over ice and fine-strain into a chilled coupette. Add the garnish.

gaz sez: I agree completely with Faye when she says that the Auchentoshen Three-Wood is very versatile—it’s a bottling I’ve experimented with frequently. My Three Woodworkers cocktail, comprised of 75 ml (2.5 oz) Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt scotch, 15 ml (.5 oz) maraschino liqueur, 15 ml (.5 oz) dark crème de cacao, and 3 dashes orange bitters (guess which bottling), is a good example of this.

The ingredients in Auch, Aye play very nice together in the glass, with the orgeat playing a bigger role than one might think. Here’s a cocktail to turn the heads of them as don’t like scotch, I think.


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