101 Best New Cocktails: The Westie by Fredo Ceraso, Loungerati, New York City.
“I developed this cocktail as an ode to the classic ingredients in the ‘old man’ drink— Drambuie and Galliano. Cocktails like the Harvey Wallbanger and the Rusty Nail evolved at a time when notorious tough guys like The Westies gang occupied Hell’s Kitchen bar stools. They drank hard but with flair. The Westie captures this feeling. After all, though a cocktail should be well-balanced and thought out, it never hurts to have a good story behind it. (Read the full story of the drink here.) I have also submitted this drink for the 2012 Loungerati section of the award-winning cocktail menu at the Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow.” Fredo Ceraso.
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Redbreast 12 Year Old Pot Still Irish whiskey
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Drambuie
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Liquore Galliano L’Autentico
22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh lemon juice
3 drops Dutch’s Colonial Cocktail bitters (or Angostura in a pinch)
1 Bada Bing cherry, as garnish
Shake over ice for 15 to 20 seconds and double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.
gaz sez: I’m a big fan of Redbreast so I had to try this one, and I was out of Dutch’s Colonial Cocktail bitters so I used Angostura, just like Fredo suggested. Result? Fabulous. The addition of Liquore Galliano L’Autentico was a stroke of genius.