Every now and then I come across a video on the internet that makes me smile and sticks in my head like a Lady Gaga song. Oh, admit it you find her songs fun and oddly ear worm-y, don’t deny it. Anyways, a couple years ago when Team Fortress 2 was released – yes I’m that nerdy, they set up a whole bunch of videos introducing the characters. They were all great, funny, fast paced and with some really awesome lines. My personal favourite was for the Demoman.
I watched this video over and over again, and I still do. Don’t judge me, just accept my eccentricities. A few months ago after watching it again I was seized by a desire to drink some Laphroaig. As I went to my bar and started to pour myself a glass, I stopped and decided to make a drink. It would still use Laphroaig, as I can’t actually imagine any other scotch being powerful enough to represent a demolitions expert. The question is what else to put in it. It should be dark, he is a Black Scottish Cyclops after all, I stared at my bar and the Ramazzotti (annoying website alert) stared back at me, then the Fee’s Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters called to me. I gave it a whirl and, Eureka!
Fast forward a few more months and Thursday Drink Night Scotch is announced. Thursday Drink Night is a gathering of cocktail geeks gathered around their home booze hoards and their computers, trying to make drinks according to a theme and posting them to a chat room. Wow, that sounds really nerdy, le sigh. Anyways, I decide that this is perfect time to share this drink and so I post it, it does alright, and so now here it is.
Black Scottish Cyclops
2 ounces Laphroaig Scotch Whisky
1 oz Amaro Ramazzotti
4 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
Combine over ice, stir, strain into a rocks glass, raise a toast a truly unique character