- 2.0 oz. (smoky or peaty) Scotch
- 0.25 oz. Cherry Heering
- 0.25 oz. Leopold Bros. Michigan Tart Cherry liqueur
- 0.25 oz. ginger liqueur (King’s)
- dash of orange bitters (Regans)
Stir with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with cherries and candied ginger.
I wanted to riff on the classic Scotch and liqueur prototype you see in the Rusty Nail or Godfather. In the end, instead of their simplicity, I ended with a mix of liqueurs and a bitter, but I was pretty happy with the result.
Took a while and iterations for the name. But the cherry and red color of the drink finally delivered. Slàinte Mhath!