A Lassie Named Leila

Recipe by Austin Fett


  • 2 oz. Harleston Green Scotch
  • 1.5 oz. Blood Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. Black Cherry Syrup
  • 1 oz. Cherry Liqueur (Luxardo Maraschino)
  • 1 spray Black Pepper Tincture

Preparation: Shake strain and pour into a chilled coupe, one healthy spray of black pepper tincture over the glass, float half orange slice in glass.

Garnish: Dehydrated Half Orange Slice

Glassware: Coupe Glass

Cocktail Inspiration:

The drink gets its namesake and inspiration from a girl I once knew. Each ingredient represents one of her amazing qualities. The scotch is for her bold and lively spirit, The Blood orange juice is the love she had, not just for me but for everything. The cherry syrup, well that one might be a bit too personal to share. The Maraschino liqueur because she could never pronounce the word, but she sure tried her hardest and never gave up. (I wonder if she ever got it down…) The tincture encompasses her spice. The coupe glass, for the elegant curves of her figure. The garnish represents her heart when she left.