101 Best New Cocktails: Ready Room by Christopher Day, Honeycut, Los Angeles

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Ready Room

Ready Room Christopher Day

Adapted from a recipe by Christopher Day, Honeycut, Los Angeles

“*Nerd alert* Inspiration for this came from Captain Picard of Star Trek (TNG), who would always call private meetings in his “Ready Room,” and who would also invariably order an Earl Grey tea from the replicator before he sat down to chat. I made this as an old fashioned variant of an Earl Grey tea,” Christopher Day

Ready Room

1.5 oz George Dickel No. 12

0.5 oz Bowmore Legend Islay Scotch

0.5 oz Amaro Montenegro

0.5 oz Cocchi di Torino

2 dashes Miracle Mile Bergamot Bitters

1 lemon twist, as garnish

1 orange twist, as garnish

Stir over cracked ice, and strain into an old-fashioned glass with one large rock.  Add the garnishes.

gaz sez:   Here we go again with a fabulous drink that sports not one, but two very different whiskeys—The first from Tennessee, the second, used as an accent, from Scotland.  Add to these an amaro and a very distinctive Italian vermouth, and you have one very fine complex dram.  Christopher, by the way, works with Honeycut co-owner Alex Day, but no, they aren’t related.

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