Fentiman’s, you got grandma in my lemonade.
Lemon Pie Cocktail
1 Glass Scotch Whisky. (2 oz Famous Grouse Scotch)
1 bottle Lemonade. (Fever Tree Bitter Lemon)
(Patrick Gavin Duffy: Stir gently with 1 ice cube.)
No instructions for this one, so initially I wasn’t sure if they were to be served separately or mixed together. Fortunately, Patrick Gavin Duffy included the above instructions in his “Official Mixer’s Manual”.
In the English vernacular, I’m told “Lemonade” refers to a carbonated beverage not dissimilar to 7-Up. Or perhaps those carbonated French Lemon Sodas.
In any case, I’ve wanted to try the Fever Tree Bitter Lemon for a while now, and this seemed like a fine excuse. As an experiment, I’d say it was a bit of a failure, as Scotch and Bitter Lemon didn’t quite work for me. The Scotch already has enough character going in and the bitterness kind of clashed with it. Would have preferred plain lemon soda or, to be perfectly honest, plain soda water.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.