Storm King from Grand Army Cocktail

I found this one on Imbibe after scrolling through then large number of grasshopper cocktails dotting the front page (it is their featured cocktail). The name alone was enough to convince my inner fantasy need that I wanted to try it. The Storm King is a simple, whisky-forward drink. The original calls for Amaro Nocino, which I don’t have, but the close substitute I have is a beautiful Austrian amaro (Golles Edelbitters) that I’d used in a single cocktail to date, the Black Walnut Manhattan.

The Storm King is a twist on the Rob Roy. The drink comes from Damon Boelte at Grand Army, a bar in Brooklyn. It’s well balanced with a pronounced dose of dark walnut, toffee, and caramel.

Storm King cocktail in front of bottle of Macallan

Ingredients

  • 2 oz blended Scotch whisky. We used Macallan 12. Yeah I know it’s not a blend, but the only blends we have were too peaty to serve as a base.
  • .5 oz Amaro Nocino (we used Golles Amaro)
  • .25 oz Benedictine
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Glass

Cocktail Glass

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
  • Stir vigorously for ~30 seconds.
  • Strain and serve up.
  • Garnish with cherries.

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