Charlie Hustle

SoBou, New Orleans, Abigail Gullo / December 2012

Because this drink has both peaty Scotch and rosemary, I named it after the baseball player Pete Rose, whose nickname (as convoluted as things are in baseball sometimes) was Charlie Hustle. I am a huge baseball fan, but I would take this drink to the ball game over peanuts and Cracker Jack any day!

  • 1 1/2 oz. blended Scotch
  • 1/2 oz. smoky peaty Islay Scotch, like Ardbeg
  • 1/2 oz. green chartreuse
  • 1/2 oz. maple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • top with soda
  • garnish: sprig of fresh rosemary

Shake all but the soda in a shaker filled with ice. Strain and pour over fresh ice in a Collins glass and top with soda. Add a spring of fresh rosemary. For a bit more smoke, you can smote some dried rosemary and smudge the inside of the glass you are using when it’s empty.