27 Oct Cocktail: Backbone
Inspired by the blustery weather of the Scottish Islands, this whisky-lover’s cocktail is a mainstay at UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar. The varied notes of complex smoke, herbaceous and sweet caramel expressed in the Islay and Orkney Island Scotch whiskies, make these spirits a veritable backbone in the whisky category.
1.50 oz Highland Park 10 YO Orkney Single Malt Scotch Whisky
0.50 oz Laphroaig 10 YO Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
0.50 oz Cherry Heering
0.50 oz Luxardo Amaro Abano
2 dashes Bittered Sling Moondog
Stir all ingredients gently with ice in a mixing vessel, until a medium level chill and dilution is achieved – about 15 seconds. Using a julep strainer, pour the liquid over a large cube in an old fashioned glass. Cut a long piece of orange peel, and remove the pith. Express the oils over the top of the cocktail, and drop inside.