Stephen Yorsz is creative director of Leave Rochelle Out of It in New York.
I’m currently drinking a cocktail called The Speak Easy. I feel this drink is a nice way to get reintroduced to blended scotch — a category that has been much forgotten about. This cocktail highlights Cutty Sark Prohibition, Cutty’s updated version of a brand mostly known by our grandparents. But the new Prohibition version, at 100 proof and without chill filtration, adds itself well for making cocktails and keeping the price right. The combination of Benedictine and Orange Curacao make this drink very approachable for folks that would otherwise steer clear of a Scotch-based drink, plus it works well in all seasons.
The Speak Easy
1 ½ oz. Cutty Sark Prohibition Scotch whisky
½ oz. Benedictine
½ oz. Pierre Ferrand Orange Curacao
¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
Combine ingredients and shake over ice. Strain with in a coupe glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.