The format for Desert Island Drinks is loosely based on a famous UK radio programme called Desert Island Discs – a music programme, where celebrities are interviewed about their music taste. On this show, the celebrity is asked ‘If you were stranded on a desert island, and had only 7 pieces of music to listen to, what would they be?’.
So, we do the same, but with cocktails!
This week, Marc McArthur, a.k.a. OmakaseCocktails is stranded on a desert island, and must pick his favourite cocktail to make and drink in 5 different scenarios.
So, without further ado, Marc, what would be your classic cocktail of choice?
Now I know that this is almost everyone’s favorite, or at least ranks in most peoples top 5 cocktails. But that’s because it’s the best. It shows off the character of the spirit better than any other cocktail. It doesn’t confuse your palate with too much acidity or bitterness. Also, the original cocktail definition is Spirit, Sugar, Water and Bitters. That’s an Old Fashioned. So basically, an Old Fashioned was the first cocktail. O, and 1 more reason I like it. Its strong. Just kidding, I don’t drink that much.
60ml Bourbon or Rye
10ml Simple Syrup
3 Dash Bitters