Mixin’ it Up: The Gabardine Hightail

Mixin’ it Up: The Gabardine Hightail

The Gabardine Hightail

Glenmorangie LaSantaI 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)


Mixin’ it:

  • 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!


  1. Josh C August 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    I am a certified mixologist, and see a couple errors in your recipe. I also love pysch and wanted to know what drink they were talking about. First thing a drink served neat mean room temperature, no chilling just out of the bottle in a glass with no ice. Also the proper mixing method would be to thoroughly still this drink to mix the ingredients. Only shake drinks if there is juice in them otherwise it is called bruising a drink which means that ice shards break in the process of shaking it. Shaking will also dilute the scotch much more than stirring. Just thought id mention that but psych is awesome and so is the gabardine hightail!

    • Anthony Cantelmo August 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      Thanks Josh, admittedly I’m the cigar guy on our staff who just so happens to love Psych, so I gave the mix a whirl. I appreciate your input and hopefully the audience does too and gives this recipe a little bit of modification off your input.

  2. Rob brown January 31, 2016 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    How do you make a Seabreeze? Lassiter’s classy drink.

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