Sloane Square

benedictine Apr 5, 2021

Maybe you shouldn't carve and cocktail at the same, but we did it anyway - with great caution of course.⁠

Because inspired by Moa Ott and Highland Park we carved a wooden spoon ourselves, and we did so while sipping on this cocktail. Made with Highland Park scotch and mixed in a rather peculiar way with tequila and herbal liqueur this drink is pretty fascinating. It has a really nice aroma and it tastes wonderful.⁠

The carving of a wooden spoon went surprisingly well. Thankfully Moa had done the hard work for us, and the wood we received was roughly spoon-shaped already to begin with. But still we managed to carve out the hollow part and shape the handle. It was a lot of fun and it felt quite nice using some beautiful knifes from Swedish brand Morakniv.⁠

All that's left now is the drying period, the sand papering and some oiling. The cocktail of course is long gone.⁠

Recipe by Paige McCune⁠


2 oz Highland single malt scotch whiskey⁠
0,75 oz reposado tequila⁠
0,66 oz Bénédictine D.O.M.⁠
2 dash orange bitters⁠


Stir all ingredients with fresh ice and strain into a coupe.⁠