Sweep The Leg

amaro abano, orgeat, sherry, whiskey
Sweep the Leg presented by Cocktail Detour


It was probably the long list of ingredients that made us interested in Sweep The Leg, by Brad Farran.

Yes, a lot of measuring to be made here, but if you persist you are rewarded with a tiki like cocktail bursting with flavors. The whisky plays the leading role, but the supporting characters also deserve rewards. Orgeat has always been a favorite sweetener to us, and we still have a home made batch in our cocktail fridge. Sherry is what we are using more and more, loving its dry and low alcoholic features. Honey syrup being a bit less sugary compared to regular simple syrup we think work brilliantly together with all kind of whiskies. The amaro Abano, although only added in a tiny quantity, makes this cocktail slightly herbal and bitter in a wonderful way. And finally the Ango and mole bitters finish this cocktail in the most elegant of ways.

Did we hear a cheers after all this hard measuring labour?

Sweep The Leg



2 oz Japanese whisky
0,75 oz orgeat
0,5 oz Amontillado sherry
0,5 oz lemon juice
0,5 oz orange huice
0,25 oz honey syrup
1 teaspoon amaro Abano
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash mole bitters


Short shake all ingredients with fresh ice and strain into a generous glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and some fresh mint.


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