1. Add the lemon juice, Orgeat, and both whiskies to one side of a Boston shaker. Fill the other half of the shaker with ice. Connect the top and the bottom. Shake vigorously. 00:33
2. Separate the shaker. Insert the Hawthorne strainer into the mouth of the glass containing the liquid. Hold a fine mesh strainer over the serving glass. Pour the cocktail through the strainers and into the glass. Serve cold. 01:52
What You'll Need
- Boston shaker
- Coup glass
- Hawthorne strainer
- Mesh strainer
- Fresh lemon juice, strained (3/4 ounce)
- Orgeat (3/4 ounce)
- Irish whiskey (1 ounce)
- Scotch whiskey (1 ounce)
Orgeat is a thin syrup made from almonds, sugar, and rose water.
A Hawthorne strainer is used to strain shaken drinks. A fine mesh strainer is used along with a Hawthorne strainer to catch any small particles, such as ice or crushed herbs. For more information regarding straining cocktails, visit Neal Bodenheimer’s “How to Properly Strain a Cocktail” tutorial, located at the bottom of the page.
Shaking a cocktail creates chill, aeration, and dilution. The amount of times a cocktail needs to be shaken depends on its alcohol proof. To learn more about shaking cocktails, visit Neal Bodenheimer’s “How to Properly Shake a Cocktail” tutorial, located at the bottom of the page.