Auld Alliance

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.

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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.

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Auld Alliance

By Brian, May 30, 2013

Auld Alliance

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients with ice and stir until well mixed. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a bit of additional lemon thyme.

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Cheers,

Brian

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Brian is the Chief Taste Tester, Mixologist, and Resident CSS Wizard at Whit's Amuse Bouche. When he's not writing code, you can find him with a brown drink in one hand, and a hairbrush in the other. He prefers Colorado-raised lamb to all other meats. View all posts by Brian →

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