From Neighborhood Kitchen on Sep 01, 2013
As Kendall mentioned, we have Indian summers in San Francisco, where heat waves start occurring in September and last through November. Those of you on the East Coast probably only have a few more weeks of warm weather, but here in San Francisco, it’s just starting to heat up.
I absolutely love these Indian summers. Not only is it nice to wear skirts and sandals in the middle of fall, but I also love still being able to enjoy “summer” dishes and cocktails. Glen Grant 10 Year Old single malt is a light and fruity speyside that is fantastic on warm, summer days. Definitely great for beginner scotch drinkers, as it is not very smoky and the peat is gentle.
Last year, I got a bottle of this delicious malt whisky from work. I brought it over to Kendall’s, and in one evening, the two of us went though half the bottle. I was making the following cocktail (seriously, SO good, and really easy to make!), and kept making them until we ran out of mandarin oranges.
2 oz. Glen Grant 10 Year Old
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
1 Tangerine, Mandarin, or Clementine
Peel off the skin of your small orange of choice and muddle in a pint glass. Add ice, then simple syrup and Glen Grant, and stir for several seconds. Strain into rocks glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with oregano (optional).