The Wild Rover’s Weeski
Photography: Julie Crespel
11:25AM, Jun 21, 2013
A Martini for whiskey drinkers? What better winter tipple?
"If whiskey were French, this is my interpretation of what it
would taste like," said American cocktail writer (and sometime
GT contributor) David Wondrich of his invention. "Suave,
subtle and utterly untrustworthy." Whether it's Wondrich's logic or
his recipe we can't say, but one way or another, the Weeski has
impressed the good folk at Grandma's spin-off The Wild Rover enough
to earn a place on their cocktail list. "It's a cracking Irish
whiskey cocktail," says Rover James Bradey. "Simple, clean
flavours, straight to the point and a lesser-known classic, which
fits right up our street." The Wild Rover, 75
Campbell St, Surry Hills, NSW, (02) 9280 2235.
Pour 30ml Irish whiskey (the Rovers like to use 10-year-old Bushmills), 20ml Lillet Blanc, 10ml orange liqueur and two dashes of orange bitters into a mixing glass, top with ice to fill, stir for a good 40 seconds to chill thoroughly, strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupette, garnish with an orange twist and serve.