Mezcal and Compass Box Peat Monster: The Smoky McQueen from Mary Queen of Scots

From Scotland, yet inspiring drinks here at home.

Here’s recipe three from the five cocktails that made it through the preliminary round of judging for our Great King Street Cocktail Competition; we asked local professional mixologists to submit seasonal recipes using Compass Box Whisky Company’s new blend made for drink-making.

This one is the McQueen, from John McCarthy at Mary Queen of Scots. Having tasted the majority of the original entries, we have to say this one was one of our favorites thanks to the earthy, smoky notes provided by mainly by that mezcal. We’ll be publishing more of these recipes this week, so stay tuned until the winners get crowned next Monday.

The McQueen
From John McCarthy of Mary Queen of Scots  

1 dash orange bitters
1 dash Mexican chocolate bitters
1/2 oz dark agave syrup
1 oz Fidencio Classico Mezcal
1 oz Compass Box Great King Street
Compass Box Peat Monster
Grapefruit peel twist for garnish

Stir all ingredients over ice except for the Peat Monster and grapefruit twist. Strain into a coupe rinsed with the Peat Monster. Flame the grapefruit peel and use as garnish.

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