Golden Dog by Matt Piacentini, ‘inoteca liquori bar,New York City
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Adapted from a recipe by Matt Piacentini, ‘inoteca liquori bar,New York City.
“Very light and ethereal, the apricot and smoke of the Talisker seem to dance in the air over a soft bed of rich and deep earthy undertones. If you want to make it a little richer, say on a cold night, substitute the Lillet with Bonal. Please resist the urge to stir. The flavors won’t blend.” Matt Piacentini.
45 ml (1.5 oz) Talisker 10 Year Old scotch whisky
15 ml (.5 oz) Rothman & Winter orchard apricot liqueur
15 ml (.5 oz) Lillet Blanc
15 ml (.5 oz) Bénédictine
Shake over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
gaz sez: I’m a sucker for Talisker so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this number. I trotted down to Painter’s, my local in the Hudson Valley, got behind the stick in their Gallery bar, which is used only on special occasions, and put this one together just a couple of days after receiving the recipe. Then I made a second one and got Pete Buttiglieri, one of the two brothers who owns the joint and a great friend of mine, to join me. We had a grand old afternoon. Nice drink, Matt.