Cocktail of the Day: Smoke O’ Scotland

This was created by Vincenzo Marianella, and is one of the house cocktails at his bar Copa d’Oro in Santa Monica. It’s absolutely fantastic, and worth pointing out to those who are skeptical about cocktails based on a big, smoky Scotch.

Smoke O’ Scotland

1-3/4 ounces Laphroaig Scots whisky.
1/2 ounce dry vermouth.
1/2 ounce St. Germain.
1 barspoon Averna.
Orange peel for flaming.

Stir with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass, flame orange peel over the drink and garnish with the peel.