The Pure Baltic is an extension of the Old Fashioned family of cocktails. It blends whisky, sweetness, and bitterness to capture an unlikely harmony of flavors.
In this cocktail, the peaty and briny smokiness of the two scotches is buoyed by the fruity sweetness of the orange curaçao and Demerara syrup. Deep herbal and bitter notes come from the Amari, adding a brooding character to this drink which is reflected in the name. Pure Baltic is a Scottish term for absolutely brutal weather coming in off the ocean.
.75 oz Ardbeg 10yr
.75 0z McClelland’s Islay
.25 oz Nardini Bassano Amaro
.25 oz Ferrand Dry Orange Curaçao
barspoon each of Varnelli Sibila Amaro and Demerara syrup
Build in mixing glass. Add ice, stir, and strain over a big cube. Garnish with an orange twist.