The Ecossaise has a powerful anise and fennel flavor up front courtesy of the absinthe, then changes gears into an oaky, cereal mash burn from the scotch, and finishes with heavy, velvety spice.



Sometimes when you mix cocktails you want to try something a little… strange… A little… evil perhaps? .5 oz absinthe 1.5 oz single malt scotch Combine in a (unused) beaker. Shoot it. Conquer the universe while cackling maniacally.


August 25, 2013 (Day 107) – Whiz-Bang The term Whiz-Bang first showed up in the popular vernacular (or, at least as far linguists can tell) around 1915. It’s used to describe a “one that is conspicuous for noise, speed, excellence, or startling effect.” It also re-entered the lexicon around the 1960s when The Music Man […]

New Brunswick

August 22, 2013 (Day 105) – New Brunswick New Brunswick is a thriving maritime city in Quebec. New Brunswick the drink uses maple syrup. That seems kind of racist. Jingoist, whatever. Add to it the huge number of Scots in Canada, we’re not sure how to feel about this drink’s namesake. We are sure what […]

Arnaud’s Special Cocktail

May 29, 2013 (Day 20) – Arnaud’s Special Cocktail This cocktail originally appeared in Bottoms Up by Ted Saucier in 1951.  2 oz scotch 1 oz Dubonnet Rouge 3 dashes orange bitters Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnished with an orange twist. As […]

Highland Fling

May 10, 2013 (Day 2) – Highland Fling Thanks to the hooklike words and catchy rhythms of Spamalot, Monty Python is the only thing we can think of whenever we hear the term “Highland Fling.” Because, you know Monty Python AND Broadway Musicals are the way you get the laaaaaadieees. Nevertheless, the Highland Fling is both a dance […]

Laphroaig Part Three: The Verdict

So, after two weeks of playing around with the powerful smoke of the Laphroaig 10 Year, the question still remains – is it worth putting into your cocktails? Our answer: a resounding yes. Laphroaig is an excellent cocktail scotch because it’s outstanding when sipped by itself, but gives a powerful smoke and iodine note that […]

Laphroaig Part Two: Bantam

As we near the amateur hockey season (which is the highlight, as the NHL appears to be on its way to another lockout) you’ll forgive us if our minds turn to the ice and all that comes with the best sport on ice. Or, if you ask us, it’s more the best sport ever. So, […]

Laphroaig Part Two: Kilt Royale

Lazy puns are sometimes the best way to get through to people like us. In fact, that’s how we usually communicate in the Cocktails, 365 test lab. There’s very few instances of what anyone would actually call “conversation” or “complete sentences.” It’s mostly, you know, one-off jokes and shitty puns. So we are absolutely unapologetic […]

Laphroaig Part Two: Smoke and Toddy

As it turns to September, thoughts start to turn to fall. As such, we’re here to set up your arsenal with some toasty cool-weather drinks. Unfortunately, in our house the change of seasons also means the start of head colds. A book agent once told me her father’s favorite recipe for a head cold was […]