This drink appears in Regarding Cocktails, written by late bar legend Sasha Petraske with Georgette Moger-Petraske. “Güey is the colloquial Mexican Spanish way of referring to any person without using his name, and Sí, Güey, was something Sasha and all the bartenders would say to one another at various points of the evening,” the book explains. Although the recipe specifically calls for “Islay whisky” as a shorthand for quality peated Scotch, it’s worth noting that peated Scotch is made in other regions, too.
- 3 dashes orange bitters
- 2 ounces reposado tequila
- 1/4 ounce Curaçao
- 1/4 ounce Islay whisky, to float
Garnish: peated whiskey float
- Combine the first three ingredients in a whiskey glass, starting with the bitters and ending with the tequila.
- Add one large ice cube and stir.
- Top with a float of the whiskey.