It’s called a Smoky Maple, and it is very, very tasty. (If you like Islay Whisky and Maple syrup). Some will say too strong, too early, a waste of good Scotch, etc., but I say “Just try it”.

For a Sour, add 1 pasteurized egg white (dry shake).


What you need

2 oz Islay single malt peated Scotch whisky
1/4 oz Apricot brandy liqueur
1 spoon Maple Syrup
1/2 oz Orange juice (fresh)
2 dash Chocolate bitters

1 egg white (optional)

What you do

Pre-chill the glass.
Fill a shaker glass with ice and add liquids.
Shake until well chilled.
Fine strain carefully into the serving glass. 

Garnish: Orange zest twist
Serve: Sour or coupe
Style: Sour
Taste: Strong, sweet/sour

Patrick (Paddy) Moore

Patrick (Paddy) Moore is the author of the series Quarantinis, Eh? featuring cocktails that commemorate the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021.

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