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.
- 30 ml Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
- 30 ml Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
- 30 ml Martini Rosso
- 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
- Stir down all ingredients with cracked ice, and serve up in a chilled coupette.
- Garnish with a lemon peel.
Adapted from Patrick Gavin Duffy’s Official Mixer’s Manual, 1934.