Last week, we dropped by The Brooklyn Kitchen for an event featuring The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky (note = yum). PDT’s Jim Meehan was on hand mixing up drinks, and he caught us by surprise with the last offering – a cocktail that was specifically designed to be enjoyed from a flask.
Could this be the next new trend in New York bar going? It’s the first time we’ve seen it, and we think many of the city’s top cocktail dens would be well served by offering their guests a nightcap that they can carry home in the cab with them. That probably would run afoul of some rule governing places that sell cocktails, but who would notice since you can so easily tuck your flask into an inner pocket?
We can envision the day where flasks are like growlers – you can take them to your favorite local bar and have them filled up with something special. Until that day, we’ve provided the recipe for Jim Meehan’s flask cocktail, so you can mix something up while you’re waiting. Hopefully, it won’t be long.
1.5 oz. Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
1 oz. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
.75 oz. Punt e Mes
.5 oz. Whole Milk
.25 oz. Orange Juice
2 Dashes of Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters
1 Drop of Cholula
Stir with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe or flask