Crane Kick | Cocktail Party

Crane Kick

The Crane Kick by Brad Farran of Death & Co is a delicious juxtaposition of two peated whiskys: light, smooth Japanese whisky and rich, smoky Scotch, set against an exotic backdrop of coconut, orgeat, and citrus.

The coconut rum seems out of place on the ingredient list, but it’s actually the key to the puzzle – it’s that faintly tropical note that allows the flavors of each whisky to really shine. Farran calls for Kalani Ron de Coco, a truly excellent coconut rum. We do think that you could get away with even something like Malibu, since it’s in such a small measure.

For that teaspoon of Scotch, you’ll want to set aside the blended light Scotches and reach for the peaty monsters. Farran calls for Laphroaig 10-Year Scotch Whisky, which has a hugely boggy, smoky flavor.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice, briefly. Strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice, and serve with a straw.

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