Billie Jo

Céline Bossart, freelance wine and spirits writer | Brooklyn, New York

The Billie Jo, named for two of Bossart’s favorite style icons (Billy Porter and Billie Joe Armstrong) is a cross between two classic highballs—Scotch and soda and white port and tonic—that comes on playfully but goes much deeper beneath the surface. The “funky fresh” notes of the Glen Moray Chardonnay Cask help harmonize the two spirits, along with a touch of citrus and a pinch of sea salt. Taste the drink before and after applying the salt at the end to really taste the difference.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Glen Moray Speyside Classic Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Chardonnay Cask Finish)
  • 1/2 ounce white port
  • tonic water to top

Garnish: lemon twist, sea salt flakes

Directions
  1. Add the Scotch whisky and port to a highball glass.
  2. Add ice and top with tonic water.
  3. Garnish with an expressed lemon twist placed on the rim of the glass and a dusting of sea salt.