If you’re looking for a easy-drinkin’ introduction to the peaty funkiness of scotch whisky, you could do worse than this. The original recipe first appears in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book; sadly, he leaves out the origin story.
Everyone has their own opinion on how much lemon and orgeat to add. It really comes down to your brand of orgeat and the sweetness of the lemons you’ve got. Start with our recipe, and increase or decrease the lemon and/or orgeat to suit your tastes next time you make it.
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.