The Gabardine Hightail
I love the show Psych on USA, it’s probably one of the most clever and fun shows on television to date. In an episode entitled “Chivalry is Not Dead…But Someone is” a drink is mentioned and is established as the quintessential gentleman’s drink. It’s called the Gabardine Hightail and if you are a fan of Scotch and and a man of leisure, then this drink is the one to order. I’ve tried a few different variations and the following is my preferred tweak on the recipe:
- 2 parts Glenmorangie Lasanta Scotch
- 1 part Drambuie
- 1/2-1 teaspoon of Agave Nectar (do a half if you want it a little less sweet)
- Fill a Rocks glass with rocks
- Add the ingredients
- Shake and Strain the drink into a rocks glass or lowball and serve with a slice of orange as garnish.
There you have it a classic drink that offers the great taste of Scotch with a little bit of sweetness mixed in. Other ingredients you could substitute would be your preferred version of Scotch, and instead of agave nectar you could use honey. As always drink responsibly and enjoy!