The Last Laph – the name of this cocktail has a few different meanings.
First it’s a play on Laphroaig, the brand of smoky scotch originally used in this drink.
Secondly it’s a nod towards classic cocktail The Last Word also being a four ingredients equal part recipe.
Third, whoever drinks this cocktail might get the last laugh. It’s a surprising cocktail with lots of memorable flavors.
The recipe is by Justin Lavenue.
Mixing scotch and ginger make you think about another tasty whisky cocktail, The Penicillin as it also contains ginger. However what really intrigued us here was the use of pineapple juice, something we’ve never seen paired with scotch and ginger before.
And this cocktail is delicious! As long as you like the idea of a really smoky scotch in your cocktail this might very well become one of your favorite recipes, it’s that good we think!
There really is smokiness, sourness, sweetness and spiciness all at once, and somehow it magically works!
The Last Laph
0,75 smoky scotch
0,75 oz ginger liqueur
0,75 oz pineapple juice
0,75 oz lemon juice
3 dashes absinthe
Shake all ingredients with fresh ice and strain into a coupe.