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Ode to Viceroy Scotch Cocktail

One of staff’s favorite drinks on the cocktail menu at the now closed Mercury in Atlanta, this ’50s-inspired cocktail is perfectly balanced, says Julian Goglia. “The very mild peat from Compass Box’s Great King St. blend not only mixes amazingly well in the drink, but it also adds a touch of smokiness that pairs well with the period of time that inspired us. The zing of fresh ginger syrup and spice of falernum are balanced out by fresh lime juice.”


  • 1½ oz. blended scotch
  • ½ oz. velvet falernum
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. ginger syrup
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:lime wheel


Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake to chill, then strain into a rocks glass and garnish.

Ginger Syrup: Combine 1 cup of boiling ginger juice with 1 cup of sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Fine strain the mixture and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

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