Norman Conquest

1 oz Islands Scotch, Talisker
1 oz Calvados
1 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
1 t Simple syrup
3 dr Bitters, Angostura
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Instructions
Stir, strain, up, twist.
Notes
Also sometimes made with bourbon rather than Scotch, bringing it closer to Sam Ross' Grandfather cocktail. Adam Manning recommends making it with Scotch, adding a dash of Peychaud's, and replacing the simple with a spoonful of Drambuie.
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1 Comment

So it's like a Vieux Carre

So it's like a Vieux Carre for the North Atlantic (smoky/peaty more than spicy). Lovely. I used Lagavulin 16, because it's what I had, + Peychaud's. The Drambuie would replace the Benedictine so sounds intriguing, but I don't have any on hand.