Tribe of the Horned Heart

1 12 oz Islay Scotch
12 oz Kirschwasser
1 oz Lime juice
38 oz Vanilla syrup
38 oz Falernum, Velvet Falernum
2 oz Soda water
Shake, strain over rocks and soda, top with another splash of soda.
Originally called A Farewell to Islay.
From other users
  • Spicy, smoky, tart, effervescent, lingering spice complexity. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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DrunkLab's picture

I never saw much need for

I never saw much need for vanilla syrup (with so many other ingredients, including most brown spirits, having strong vanilla flavors already) but after working with it in my bar I have to admit it has its uses, particularly when paired with white spirits that don't usually get the barrel treatment (kirsch here, but also genever).

This drink was inspired by a sour from Momofuku Ssam Bar that mixes Smith & Cross with a touch of Laphroaig and a house-made vanilla-clove syrup.