When Smokey Sings

Recipe by David Garrett


  • 1 1/2 oz. Harleston Green Scotch
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Mint Syrup
  • 2 dash Absinthe (I prefer St. George)
  • Shake and Strain
  • Large Cube


  1. 1:1 simple syrup, add mint bunch. Steep overnight.
  2. All ingredients except smokey scotch spray in tin.
  3. Shake and Strain over large cube.
  4. Spray smokey scotch on top.

Garnish: Mint Sprig and spray of Lagavlin Scotch

Glassware: Rocks Glass

Cocktail Inspiration:

In deep despair or lonely nights

He knows just how you feel

The slyest rhymes, the sharpest suits

In miracles made real

Like a bird in flight on a hot sweet night

You know you’re right just to hold her tight

He soothes it right, makes it out of sight

And every thing’s good in the world tonight

When smokey sings, I hear violins

When smokey sings, I forget everything.