Peat Wash

Sounds delicious – what lead to your choice to shake instead of stir? Normally for a drink without citrus stirring would be preferred. Thanks!

Jamie, that’s a great question and you’re right, without egg or citrus, one would normally stir. This drink should be stirred. I chose to shake because I was on a roll photographing and I didn’t even think about it. My bad. I will update the post to reflect that. Thanks for asking!

Enthralled by the idea of using a peaty scotch as a wash and my mind is now racing through all of my favorite rye and bourbon cocktails. Game-changer for sure.

Sarah, please report back on what you concoct. I’ve been playing around with other combos as well. A very different twist. Thanks for the comment.

So after much playing around, our favorite concoction showcasing your peat wash was a cocktail with white whiskey, madeira and a little angostura topped with a beer foam. We are dubbing it The Henchman. The rinse really elevates all of the other components.

Sarah, that drink is wild! Thanks for reporting back on your excellent new concoction. We’ll give it a try!

This is excellent! Thanks for mentioning it the other night. Definitely thinking about how to work bourbon into the mix instead of rye (as you might imagine). I washed with Lag 10. The peat slams your nose and then you get hit with the sweetness of the Averna and Carpano – but the rye holds it all together to finish it up super-nicely. Very unexpected! The peatier the better in this case IMO.

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