August 2011

The Jimmy Mac

WYATT
PEABODY

PHOTO: BRIAN LEATART

At the request of Eden Algie, U.S. brand ambassador for venerable single-malt the Macallan, cocktailians Jimmy Yeager, Drew Levinson and Tony Abou-Ganim collaborated at the Vesper Bar in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to create the Jimmy Mac, debuting the drink at Jimmy’s, an American Restaurant & Bar, in Colorado during the Aspen Food & Wine Classic.

Sample it for yourself at Ten Pound (£10) at the Montage Beverly Hills, the company’s first whiskey bar in the States, featuring the prestigious Scotch producer’s wares exclusively. For reservations, call 310-860-5808.

RECIPE

2 ounces the Macallan 18
½ ounce Averna amaro
½ ounce Bénédictine
2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
Orange peel

In mixing glass, stir ingredients 35 times with ice and strain into double highball glass over large single piece of ice to minimize dilution. Garnish with orange peel.