10 Scotch Cigars Cocktail

The late, great Gaz Regan, a long time cocktail columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle published the recipe for this drink in his wonderful cocktail app.

The drink was originally created by Noah Heaney from Argyll Gastropub in Denver Colorado. Balancing the legendary peaty, iodine rich Laphroaig 10 with Fernet is a bold move, and I’m not sure it’s entirely successful. As for our review, I’d say that I understand the theory behind this cocktail, and I understand why some people would like it, but it’s not for me. Fernet and Laphroaig are a powerful combination.

10 Scotch cigars


  • 1.5 oz Laphroaig 10
  • .75 oz Fernet Branca
  • .5 oz 2:1 Demerara simple syrup
  • 1 barspoon verjus blanc (you can omit this)


Cocktail Glass


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir and strain into a chilled glass.
  • Flame an orange twist over the drink and discard.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

Error: No connected account.

Please go to the Instagram Feed settings page to connect an account.