“The Baberaham Lincoln started conceptually as an intention to reboot the classic Blood and Sand, a Scotch drink for all seasons,” Christian Gaal, a bartender at Philadelphia’s Emmanuelle, says.
Unlike the Blood and Sand, the drink features Aperol, absinthe and blackberry liquor—not to mention a bit more Scotch than the classic calls for. Gaal claims it “projects a glam-ish androgyny,” hence the name, inspired by the film Wayne’s World.
“Bottom line,” he adds, “it’s a Scotch drink that could work as a sorbet flavor, and refreshes all year round.”
How to make a Baberaham Lincoln:
1.5 oz Famous Grouse blended Scotch
.75 oz Aperol
.25 oz Vieux Carre Absinthe
.5 oz Combier Creme De Mure
.75 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Shake all ingredients and double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with mint.