This boozy little cocktail isn't for those who stay safe with a vodka soda. It's the latest in a series of experiments I've conducted using different styles of whiskey in the same drink. I like the interplay between the mild peat flavor of the Sheep Dip with the delicate spice notes of the Templeton Rye.
- 1 ounce Sheep Dip Blended Scotch
- 1 1/2 ounces Templeton Rye
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- 3 drops absinthe (or put absinthe in atomizer spray bottle)
- 1 sugar cube
Fill mixing glass with ice. Add scotch, rye, and simple syrup. Stir until very well chilled.
Strain into cocktail glass, and spray or drizzle absinthe over the top. Garnish with sugar cube.