Young Laddie Recipe

Bruichladdich Scotch, Simple Syrup, Peychaud's Bitters, Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters, Orange Twist, Grapefruit Twist
Young Laddie
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Invented by Joaquin Simo of Death & Co in Manhattan, the Young Laddie is an Old-Fashioned variation that uses Bruichladdich scotch (pronounced "brook-laddie," hence the name of the cocktail) instead of bourbon or rye. While the recipe calls for grapefruit bitters, it works pretty well with Angostura if you don't have any lying around. That said, using both the orange and grapefruit twists really ties the drink together, so make sure you don't forget them.

Young Laddie Ingredients

2 oz Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scotch
0.25 oz simple syrup
1 dash Peychaud's bitters
1 dash Bittermens hopped grapefruit bitters
Orange twist
Grapefruit twist

How to make a Young Laddie

  1. Combine all ingredients (except twists) in an Old-Fashioned glass.
  2. Add a large chunk of ice and stir until chilled.
  3. Squeeze the twists over the drink and drop them in.
Young Laddie