A Snowball’s Chance
We love a good offbeat holiday drink, and this Old Fashioned riff from Sam Gauthier at New York’s Boilermaker fits the bill perfectly.
Gauther brings in some smoke by bringing in scotch in place of the typical bourbon, and adds a tiki touch with pineapple syrup. A dash of bitters (Gauthier recommends Dale Degroff’s aromatic bitter) and a kiss of absinthe round out the ingredient list, coming together in a delicious glass of Christmas magic.
- 2 parts Scotch
- ¼ part Pineapple syrup
- 2 dashes Aromatic bitters or Tiki bitters or Creole bitters or Walnut bitters
- 1 dash Absinthe or Anise liqueur
Stir with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass, preferably over a large ice sphere or a huge pile of shaved ice.
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- A Snowball’s Chance from Imbibe magazine