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Jerry Thomas' Scotch Whisky Skin Cocktail


Irish Coffee Glass

Glass Guide- Irish Coffee Glass

Jerry Thomas, the father of modern bartending, wrote this recipe for the first bartenders guide ever published, How to Mix Drinks. While a lot has changed since this book first appeared in 1862, Thomas gets credit for many of todays classic cocktails. The Whisky Skin is a simple, elegant and yet long forgotten classic. Try this when the weather starts to get cool and you feel like something simple yet warming. Use a full robust blended Scotch like Johnnie Walker Black Label for best results.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. In a coffee cup or other heatproof mug add Scotch whisky.
  2. Fill 1/2 way with water.
  3. Garnish with lemon peel.
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