Another sharp cocktail – the bittersweet Golden Gate by Thomas Waugh.
This is a Cocktail Detour original recipe for a sophisticated and elegant whisky cocktail.
We call this original cocktail “Conflate”, and we make it with Naked Grouse scotch and prune juice!
It is a sour type of cocktail indeed, but of course that orgeat and also the ginger ale take away some of the acidity, making sure the Gin Lane is a well balanced and delicious cocktail in the end.
We were a bit surprised of the unique flavour of this cocktail when we took the first sip of the Fin du Saison.
The recipe for the Leap Year we found in Robyn M. Feller’s book “The Complete Bartender”. This book with more than 2 000 recipes in it was published 1990. We found it in a bookstore selling used books in Chicago. Couldn’t resist buying it and start recreating some of these 1990s cocktails.
Bitter for sure, but a truly enjoyable cocktail!
This cocktail is not supposed to be chilled but enjoyed at room temperature. We have to admit we stirred it with ice though…