Sweep The Leg

cocktail Apr 27, 2018

It was probably the long list of ingredients that made us interested in Sweep The Leg, by Brad Farran.

Yes, a lot of measuring to be made here, but if you persist you are rewarded with a tiki like cocktail bursting with flavors. The whisky plays the leading role, but the supporting characters also deserve rewards. Orgeat has always been a favorite sweetener to us, and we still have a home made batch in our cocktail fridge. Sherry is what we are using more and more, loving its dry and low alcoholic features. Honey syrup being a bit less sugary compared to regular simple syrup we think work brilliantly together with all kind of whiskies. The amaro Abano, although only added in a tiny quantity, makes this cocktail slightly herbal and bitter in a wonderful way. And finally the Ango and mole bitters finish this cocktail in the most elegant of ways.

Did we hear a cheers after all this hard measuring labour?

Sweep The Leg



2 oz Japanese whisky
0,75 oz orgeat
0,5 oz Amontillado sherry
0,5 oz lemon juice
0,5 oz orange huice
0,25 oz honey syrup
1 teaspoon amaro Abano
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash mole bitters


Short shake all ingredients with fresh ice and strain into a generous glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and some fresh mint.


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