Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Shetland Pony

I was waiting to try this drink once I got another bottle of Irish Mist. Then I realized that I could go to the Dubliner and have the drink made for me there. After a little searching, the bartender found the Irish Mist--the trouble was the way the bottle is now labeled as a honey whiskey and not a liqueur. Not that the Irish Mist recipe has changed, but the liqueur is trying to benefit from the popularity of honey whiskey and has changed its appearance and so confused those who already know and love the sweet and spicy liqueur.

Shetland Pony is a cute name for this cute drink that effectively combines Ireland and Scotland into a bit of a mutt of a drink. It's lovely and full of complex spice and citrus, not to mention peatiness from the scotch. Bitters makes the whole thing pop, and I definitely had the classiest looking drink at the bar.
  • 2 oz. scotch (Dewar's white label used)
  • 3/4 oz. Irish Mist
  • dash orange bitters.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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