Recommended liquor: So that you can start mixing your cocktails as soon as your box arrives, why not go get your bottle of Scotch now? Each of this month's featured bartenders has a recommendation for you! Any of them will work well for all three recipes found in this box, depending on your preference:
Steva Casey's recommendation is Monkey Shoulder Scotch, a beautiful Scotch with floral aromas blended with zesty citrus and fresh fruit along with subtle hints of honey and spiced oak. Its rich vanilla flavor with sweet brown sugar and creamy toffee is balanced with notes of oak and dashes of spice.
Kevin Diedrich suggests using Great King Street Glasgow Blend for its smokiness and bold flavors. By using a combination of barrels for aging (first fill sherry, first and refill ex-bourbon, and a small amount of new French oak barrels), this blended Scotch attains a complexity and flavor profile you won't often find at this price point.
Ryan Maybee recommends Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition. Bottled at 50% as a throwback to Prohibition days, this creamy and complex Scotch will stand out whether on its own or in a mixed drink.
Recommended amount: To make all 12 drinks, you'll need 22 oz of Scotch whisky; a medium (750 ml) bottle will be your best bet.
Recommended barware: A few different jiggers that measure 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/2, and 2 oz, as well as a strainer, shaker, bar spoon, mixing glass, fine strainer, and citrus reamer or juicer. These are not all strictly necessary, but will improve your mixology experience.
Recommended glassware: Rocks glass, Nick & Nora glass, and coupe
Recommended ice: To make all 12 cocktails in one go, you'll need about 5 pounds of ice (5 ice trays’ worth).
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