Affinity: a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, … cocktail.
This drink proves that scotch has a special friendship with vermouth and bitters. The cherry isn’t compulsory but it adds a little something – I think it’s flamboyance, but we all need some of that from time to time.
30 ml scotch
30 ml sweet vermouth
30 ml dry vermouth
3 drops angostura bitters
twist of lemon peel
1 maraschino cherry
Put the bitters and cherry into a chilled martini glass.
In a cocktail mixing glass, pour scotch and vermouths over ice, stir to chill.
Strain into the glass and garnish with lemon peel.