When I saw this photo on Facebook of L.A.’s Next Door Lounge Head Barman Joseph Brooke, also a former America’s Top Bartender, I thought…Hmm a cocktail made with Macallan single malt scotch? Would he give up the recipe for Eve Wine 101 readers? Yep, he did:
Hi Eve! It’s actually a ridiculously simple riff on a gold rush, called the “highland goldmine”. Mac 12, clover honey syrup, lemon juice. Throw in a dash of rose water (or lavender bitters), and you’ve got yourself a spicy meat-a-ball.
To which one of his Facebook pals remarked: “Read that backward and was disappoint to hear that there is no meatball in it. 2012 should find more meat in my cocktails.”
I agree with both of them! Here’s to one heck of a spicy meatball for 2012!