Warm up this winter with a hot cocktail from Garfield’s Restaurant

…..Not all winter drinks have to be warmed—just warming. My favorite is the Blood and Sand ($12), a classic cocktail of which Jones is the master. His riff combines the “blood” (Heering cherry liqueur) and “sand” (Ardbeg 10, an Islay single malt) along with Perucchi Gran Reserva sweet vermouth and freshly squeezed orange juice. When done right, this is the perfect drink, and Jones does his right. If this doesn’t warm you up, you’d better check to make sure you still have a pulse.

tastingtable.com announces the Best Cocktail of 2011

 

 

Wildest Redhead

 

Red-haired Meaghan Dorman, who presides over the cocktails at this Iroquois hotel lair, was insulted that the Wild Redhead, a lemon juice-Cherry Heering cocktail featured in the circa-1970s Jones Complete Bar Guide, didn’t reflect its sassy moniker. Dorman amplified the drink, creating this spicier, boozier version that lives up to her brazen expectations.

 

 Make It At Home

 

Ice
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
½ ounce honey
¼ ounce St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1½ ounces blended Scotch
¼ ounce Cherry Heering

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the lemon juice, honey, dram and Scotch and shake vigorously. Drizzle the Cherry Heering over ice (ideally one large cube) in a rocks glass and then strain the cocktail into the glass. Serve.

 

whisk(e)y post: blood and sand on BOOZEINPRETTYCUPS.com

 

 Blood and Sand: monkey shoulder blended scotch, antica formula sweet vermouth, cherry heering, orange juice – equal parts

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