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Friday, February 21, 2014

Drink of the Week: Tall as a Tree and Twice as Shady

Photo: Anjali Pinto
Winter doldrums have you daydreaming of warmer climes? Get a taste of the tropics with today’s Drink of the Week—the Tall as a Tree and Twice as Shady cocktail from 2014 Imbibe 75er, Paul McGee. The guy behind Chicago’s Three Dots and a Dash, McGee has led the charge to revive the Windy City’s taste for tiki, and his original cocktails, like this fresh and fruity blended Scotch sipper, ride a wave of modernized tropical drinks.

Tall as a Tree and Twice as Shady
1 1/2 oz. blended Scotch whisky
1/2 oz. Batavia Arrack
3/4 oz. orgeat
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. pineapple juice
Tools: blender
Glass: tiki mug
Garnish: fresh pineapple leaves (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender with 1 cup of crushed ice and blend for 5 seconds. Pour into a tiki mug and fill with more crushed ice. Garnish.

Paul McGee, Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago