Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Flying Scot

Ever wonder what a frozen Rob Roy would taste like? Now you can find out with the Flying Scotsman. Ordinarily the term "flying" implies a strong drink like the Flying Grasshopper. This one has none of the sense of a fortified cocktail. Rather, it is a beguiling and bitter frozen slurp. I recommend using lots of bitters because really cold slush tends to dampen flavors. Antica formula vermouth also made this a paradoxically rich and bitter drink. Not all frozen drinks need to taste like Popsicles. And the cherry is optional, but like a Rob Roy, the drink needed a cherry for contrast.
  • 2 oz. scotch
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 3-5 dashes of angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled Old Fashioned glass.

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