Mint Cooler

First, just a reminder that Sunday, September 25, 2011, is our monthly exercise in folly, Savoy Cocktail Book Night at Alembic Bar. If any of the cocktails, (they also have a great beer selection,) on this blog have captured your fancy, stop by after 6 and allow the skilled bartenders, (and me,) to make them for you. It is always a fun time.

Mint Cooler
1 Glass Scotch Whisky. (2 oz 40 Creek 3 Grain Canadian Whisky)
3 Dashes Crème de Menthe. (1 teaspoon Brizard Creme de Menthe)
Use tumbler. 1 lump of Ice and fill with soda water.

Sorry, I don’t have any cheap blended Scotch in the house, and I couldn’t bring myself to make this with Single Malt.

So I made it with Canadian “Whisky” instead. Hey! At least they spell it the same.

It’s kind of like a Whisky Stinger, which, I guess, isn’t exactly a bad thing. At least the creator of the drink was somewhat stingy with the Creme de Menthe.

Still, it tastes kind of like kissing someone who was trying to cover their long afternoon at the distillery tasting room by brushing their teeth.

Kind of cute, but I prefer the straight whisky flavor. You don’t have to lie to me.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the drinks in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, the, uh, Sauterne Cup.

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