Graeme MacKay presented the Good Spirits Co Cocktail Club for the last time this month. He and served this slight variation on a drink that he (and his collaborators from The Finneston bar)entered in imbibe magazine's Shakes & the City competition and missed out on first place by one point. As close as it was he was over the moon to have his cocktail judged by bartending legend Kazuo Uyeda.
60ml Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
12.5ml Barr's reduction*
6 dashes of GSC aromatic bitters
1 scoop of Cornish Vanilla Ice cream
Fill glass with ice. Pour first four ingredients and stir briefly. Top with ice cream
*barr's are a soft drink manufacturer based in the west of Scotland where their no.1 soft drink is more popular than Coca Cola. We the only country in the world where Coca Cola is no.2.
This was a mix of their limeade and lemonade reduced to one third of its volume.