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Auld Alliance
© Tina Rupp

Auld Alliance

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Created by Stuart McCluskey of Edinburgh's Bon Vivant bar, the Auld Alliance is Sean Muldoon's perfect after-dinner drink: "herbal, smoky and strong."

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  1. Ice
  2. 1 ounce single-malt Scotch, preferably Islay
  3. 1 ounce green Chartreuse
  4. 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
  5. 1 teaspoon Bénédictine (brandy-based herbal liqueur)
  6. 2 dashes of orange bitters
  7. Pinch of fresh lemon thyme, plus 1 lemon thyme sprig for garnish
  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnish and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the lemon thyme sprig.