Watching the World Cup I was exposed to the leadership and toughness of the US captain Clint Dempsey. I thought it would be cool to name a drink after him. I wanted something that was strong but was also approachable. Using the "flavor bible" I researched some ingredients and found the affinity for scotch, tamarind and ginger.
2 oz Monkey Shoulder Scotch
3/4 oz Tamarind Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Float ginger beer
Shake all ingredients except soda. Strain into highball and top with ginger beer. Garnish with candied ginger