Cameron’s Kick

Celtic harmony reigns in this encounter between Scotch whisky and Irish whiskey (note the different spellings). The Cameron’s Kick appears in the classic 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, which declines to identify Cameron or indicate why he might want to kick. One theory: because some sassenach (that’s Gaelic for “pommy” or “lousy Brit”) was going around polluting good whisk(e)y with lemon juice and orgeat syrup (which is French and tastes like almonds).

1 1/2 ounces blended Scotch whisky
1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce orgeat syrup
To finish: orange peel

Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass; twist orange peel over the top.

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