The Dandy (by Iain Meldrum)

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (22 ratings)

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Rosemary sprig

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

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Review:

Dry and slightly on the bitter side of bittersweet, single malt scotch, gentian liqueur and dry vermouth sit well together in this appealing aperitif-style cocktail.

History:

Adapted from a recipe created in 2017 by Iain Meldrum at Michael Neave Kitchen & Whisky Bar in Edinburgh, Scotland. Iain’s original recipe called for 25ml single malt scotch (sweet & fruity), 25ml Suze, 25ml Dolin Blanc and 3 drops 5% saline solution.

Iain says, “The Boulevardier cocktail got its name from Parisian urbanites and fashion-followers. This pale, Scotch-based version takes its name from the British (and particularly Scottish Border) word for a man-about-town. It's also a nod to that other famous Scottish product, the Dandy comic.”

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 22.01% alc./vol. (44.02° proof)
  • 19.8 grams of pure alcohol
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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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