I have an Affinity for this whisky classic

We love an equal parts drink. They’re kinder on the grey matter and simple on the arithmetic, and it happens that many of them — like this one — taste great.
The Affinity hails from the 1930s and beyond, appearing in both 1930’s The Savoy Cocktail Book and in Patrick Gavin Duffy’s Official Mixer’s Manual of 1934.
It’s a great example of whisky cocktail that specifically calls for the richness and complexity of Scotch.

Affinity Cocktail

  • 30 ml Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
  • 30 ml Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
  • 30 ml Martini Rosso
  • 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  1. Stir down all ingredients with cracked ice, and serve up in a chilled coupette.
  2. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Adapted from Patrick Gavin Duffy’s Official Mixer’s Manual, 1934.