Crane Kick


This tiki drink with Japanese whiskey is too strange to describe in words. I have tried to think of how to convey the flavors, so let me just say you should just try it for yourself and see. Is that intriguing? David and I both really liked it. I am slowly learning to like a peaty scotch, and I like how the smoky flavor plays with the coconut and orgeat.

from: Death & Co
makes: 1 cocktail

2 ounces Yamazaki 12-Year Whiskey
1 teaspoon Laphroaig 10-Year Scotch
2 teaspoons Kalani Ron De Coco Coconut Liqueur
1 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce orgeat
1 dash Angostura bitters


Short shake* all the ingredients with 3 cubes of ice, then strain into a pilsner (or similar) glass filled with crushed ice. Serve with a straw. No garnish.


*When a cocktail is served over ice or topped with an effervescent ingredient, you don’t need to shake it as vigorously or for as long, as it will be diluted in the glass by the ice or additional ingredients. The goal is to shake the ingredients just long enough to mix them well and chill them slightly, the latter being helpful for preventing the drink from diluting too quickly when you pour it over ice.

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