Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Squid Mixes: 5 O'Clock Toast

Many times on this blog, I have mentioned our dear departed friend, The Playwright.  The 5 O'Clock Toast was his invention.  It combines rye, a peaty Scotch, sweet vermouth and orange bitters with a slightly charred orange peel for garnish.  We didn't have an orange so we used a cherry instead.

The peatiness of the Scotch brings a smokiness to the affair and no doubt the orange peel would add to same.  The drink reflects The Playwright's personality beautifully.  The double meaning of toast suits his unique sense of humor as does the off-beat garnish.


  1. Scotch is something else I haven't tried. So much alcohol, so little time. :P
    That sounds... well, it does.
    Sounds like an interesting drink.

  2. I would try this in honour of your friend.

  3. I like rye and peaty scotch... sounds good and its nice to have a way to honor a friend.

    1. You don't often see a drink that combines two whiskeys. It's interesting.