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Day 45, Cocktail 42

I enjoyed the scotch based cocktails at Bryant’s so much a couple of nights ago that I decided to try another one tonight.  A quick browse through Dale Degroff’s “The Craft of the Cocktail” brought me to another scintilating scotch based cocktail.  This little gem was developed by Gary Regan, a very accomplished bartender himself.  It combines two favorites of mine, scotch and Domaine de Canton, and is about as simple as cocktail mixing can be.

  Debonaire Cocktail

  • 2-1/2 oz scotch
  • 3/4 oz Domaine de Canton liqueur

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass with several ice cubes.  Stir completely to chill.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve ungarnished.

Mr. Regan absolutely nails the proportions with this cocktail and the sweet ginger flavor of the Canton is perfectly balanced with the smokey scotch (I used Cutty Sark – an even peatier scotch would be divine in this). 

Cheers!