At this time tomorrow Whitney and I will be home owners folks. We will officially be part of the big kids crew. It’s a pretty exciting time. We will have more space, won’t have to live in our parent’s basement, and we will have a kick ass patio. All around pretty good, except for that one little thing called cutting a check for your down payment. Holy Freaking Anxiety. I mean I am Jewish, so writing a check that big might give me a few heart palpitations.
What is better for heart palpitations and anxiety than scotch? Nothing. That is what. So I have been drinking my fair share of it this week (who am I kidding, all weeks). But recently I thought I might try something else with my scotch and stumbled upon a recipe on Food and Wine that sounded very tasty but wouldn’t force me to give up my scotch. This cocktail has a lot of components but is actually fairly simple to make. Basically combine with ice and stir. The Chartreuse gives a nice anise flavor, the scotch provides some smokiness, and the benedictine gives you a sweet floral note. You guys should try this one as an after dinner cocktail or whenever the hell you want to calm your anxiety.
- Single Malt or Blended Scotch (smokey) - 1 ounce
- Green Chartreuse - 1 ounce
- Grand Marnier - 1 teaspoon
- Bénédictine - 1 teaspoon
- Orange Bitters - 2 dashes
- Lemon Thyme - 1 pinch