I had a cocktail in a bar. This is what it said on the menu. Do you think you would give me the recipe? "Yarhead single malt, Laphroaig 10 years, gingerbread syrup, lemon juice?"

Cocktail Colin says:

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Sure, I can help you with a recipe that's similar based on the information provided! It sounds like you enjoyed a cocktail that featured two types of single malt Scotch whiskies—'Yarhead' (I believe you might mean "Ardbeg") and Laphroaig 10 years—combined with gingerbread syrup and lemon juice. This mix would create a smoky, sweet, and tangy flavor profile which might resemble some of the cocktails listed here.

Let's base your cocktail on the Penicillin recipe (ID: 7196), given its use of blended and peated whiskeys, ginger flavors, and lemon juice. Here's a possible recipe you could try:

  • Ingredients:
    • 30ml Ardbeg or any other smokey single malt whiskey
    • 30ml Laphroaig 10 years
    • 20ml Lemon Juice
    • 15ml Gingerbread Syrup (instead of honey syrup and ginger liqueur)
  • Instructions:
    • Fill a shaker with ice.
    • Add the whiskey, Laphroaig, lemon juice, and gingerbread syrup.
    • Shake well until chilled.
    • Strain into a lowball glass filled with ice.
    • Garnish with a candied ginger piece or a lemon wedge, if desired.

This should create a drink reminiscent of the one you enjoyed. Cheers!

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