Milk-Washed Drambuie

Orlando Franklin McCray, Blind Barber | New York

During a Champagne Cocktail competition, wherein contestants drew a spirit out of hat with which to work, McCray picked the Scotch-based liqueur, Drambuie. “I got Drambuie and didn’t know what to do,” remembers McCray, “so I tried something I’d never done before and milk-washed it.” He then froze the milk-washed Drambuie in a flute, and topped the whole thing with bubbly for a modern twist on the original Champagne Cocktail. As McCray notes, however, the milk-washed Drambuie “tastes great on its own with a little dilution.”

  • 125 milliliters orange juice
  • 125 milliliters lemon juice
  • 250 milliliters Drambuie
  • 125 milliliters heavy cream

  1. Combine all ingredients and allow to sit for several hours.
  2. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator or freezer until the cream solidifies.
  3. Skim the cream off of the mixture, then serve over ice.

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