Saturday, September 12, 2015

Scotch Cooler

I was expecting this drink to be a little gross like most creme de menthe drinks. It helped that I was using a better quality white creme de menthe and that the recipe doesn't call for that much of it or it would have been overpowering. This cocktail shouldn't taste like a Christmas Tree or a Green Goblin (I have not even bothered to make either of these for my blog, having tasted them before. But then there is always the possibility that I can get someone else to drink them.)

Anyway, this one tasted a lot like a Scotch and Soda made with a scotch that sourced its water from a spring that flows through fields of mint plants rather than heather. It's that subtle hint that is interesting without being overpowering that makes the Scotch and Soda such a hit for me when I go out for social drinking. I always recommend Chivas Regal for a Scotch and Soda, but I only had Famous Grouse to make this one.
  • 3 oz. scotch
  • 1/2 tsp. white creme de menthe
  • club soda
Build the drink in a highball glass with ice. Stir in alcoholic ingredients until chilled and top with club soda. The mint spring (since the creme de menthe is really a substitute for the real thing) is optional.

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