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Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows:  A  Cocktail  Collaboration

I often turn to my good friend forrest (click his name to go to  his blog) to help me come up with a cocktail.  In this case I wanted construct an elegant cocktail for the fifteen year old Glenfiddich whisky that would enhance the alpine meadow aroma I noted on the nose and temper the woody oakiness  I noted in the flavour profile.  Forrest and I collaborate (or rather I force forrest to help me) on the cocktail recipes, and his versions  always turn out great.

Photo Coutesy forrest

This is what forrest came up with:

Alpine Meadows 1
(a cocktail by forrest)

1 1/2 Oz Glenfiddich 15
3/4 Oz Gin
3/4 Oz Gran Gala (sub any great triple distilled orange liqueur)

Stir with ice until chilled,
strain into chilled cocktail glass, garnish
With lime zest


Alpine Meadows 2
(a snifter version of the Alpine Meadows 1)

If you like, you can build the Alpine Meadows as a snifter drink.  I cut back the ingredients of the original cocktail to a level  I preferred, and altered them to suit what I had on my bar shelf.  I then took the picture and drank this nice drink.


1 oz      Glenfiddich 15
1/2 oz Tangueray #10 Gin
1/2 oz Triple Sec

Build on one ice-cube in a glen cairn glass

Garnish with a small wedge of lime.

Although this recipe has been great with the Glenfiddich whisky for which it was intended, I have found that it works extremely well for many other scotch whiskies.  I have used this recipe with outstanding success with these whiskies: Highland park 12 Year, Macallan Travel Series the Thirties,  Amrut Indian Single Malt, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, and Old Parr Superior 18 Year old.


Note: If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!



One Response to “Alpine Meadows”

  1. forrest said

    Chip, thanks for the nice words and thanks for the inspiration!
    i’ll be honest this drink was a happy accident and like you i have tried it with ‘quite a few’ different scotches always with great success. Actually a walk in the ‘Alpine Meadows’ seems very intriguing right now!! Slainte!

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