Legendary Coat

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Cocktail History

The Legendary Coat is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail that was created as a unique spin on the classic Old Fashioned. The recipe splits the whiskey base with dark rum, adds in banana liqueur and rich demerara syrup for sweetness, and replaces the bitters with herbal Amaro Abano.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Rye: This is a type of whiskey made with at least 51% rye grain, malted barley, corn, and water. We used Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey because it has a spicy flavor with notes of citrus peel, honey, and caramel. For a mocktail version of this drink, try The Gospel Responsible Rye Non-Alcoholic Whiskey in place of the whiskey.

Dark Rum: This is a type of rum made with sugarcane, spices, and water that has been barrel aged for a long period of time. We used Plantation Original Dark Rumbecause it has a unique spiced flavor with notes of banana, plum, and vanilla. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Caleño Non-Alcoholic Dark & Spicy Tropical Spirit in place of the dark rum.

Banana Liqueur: This is a liqueur made with bananas, vanilla extract, sugar, and alcohol. We used Drillaud Banana Liqueur because it has a tangy and bright flavor. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Premium Banana Syrup in place of the banana liqueur.

Amaro Abano: This is a digestif made in Italy with bitter orange peels, herbs, spices, and alcohol. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Dr. Zero Zero ArmarNo Non-Alcoholic Amaro in place of the amaro.

Rich Brown Sugar Syrup: This is a sweetener made with 2:1 brown sugar and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Banana Slice: This is a banana that has been cut into a circular shape.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Mixing Glass: This is used to hold the ingredients while they’re being stirred. We used the Viski 17 oz Cocktail Mixing Glass.

Bar Spoon: This is used to stir ingredients. We used the Barfly Stainless Steel Teardrop Bar Spoon.

Julep Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is stirred. We used the A Bar Above Julep Strainer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Tasting Notes

The Legendary Coat has aromas of banana and spices and a fairly rye-forward taste that’s softened with slightly sweeter rum and banana notes, and it goes out with an aftertaste of amaro spices and herbs, deeply sweet fruit, and lingering rye whiskey heat.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We, as well as our friend Jake, were big lovers of the Legendary Coat, and after it hung around in our recipe archive for so long, we’re happy it’s finally get to see some light.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This is something I made on the fly one night for my friend Jake, who obviously enjoys a good Old Fashioned but wanted something a little outside of the box. This was back after I had first read some of Death & Company’s books, and split-basing was fresh in my mind, so I decided on a rye and rum Old Fashioned and thought I would complement the Plantation Rum’s banana-like note with actual banana liqueur and then followed with a glug of Amaro Abano in place of the bitters. The drink turned out phenomenal, and I actually wrote it down (something I almost never do with off-the-cuff riffs), and it lived in my notebook for a couple of years before we decided to feature it. It’s got plenty of rye spice but is softened heavily with the sugars and banana flavors, and the amaro not only adds the bitter element needed for balance but also plenty of herbs that play off of the other flavors.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I love cocktails that have a story behind them, which most of our originals do. This one just so happens to have been made up for one of Alex’s close friends, and I found it again one day after it had been living in our recipe archive for months. He created it one night last winter they were hanging out, and it’s been known as ‘Jake’s Old Fashioned’ ever since. I thought it would be fun to add it to our tasting calendar so I could try it too, and wow, Alex did a really good job with this one. It’s a little spicy for my taste, and I’m also not the biggest fan of banana, but I have to give him credit. This is a really deep, complex variation that any serious imbiber will likely enjoy.”

Recipe

AuthorSips From Scripts

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 1 oz Rye
 1 oz Dark Rum
 ½ oz Banana Liqueur
 ½ oz Amaro Abano
 ¼ oz Rich Demerara Syrup
 1 Banana Slice

Method
1

Add whiskey, rum, banana liqueur, Amaro Abano, rich demerara syrup, and cubed ice to a mixing glass.

2

Stir for 30-45 seconds.

3

Strain into a lowball glass over a fresh clear ice cube.

4

Garnish with banana slice.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 oz Rye
 1 oz Dark Rum
 ½ oz Banana Liqueur
 ½ oz Amaro Abano
 ¼ oz Rich Demerara Syrup
 1 Banana Slice

Directions

Method
1

Add whiskey, rum, banana liqueur, Amaro Abano, rich demerara syrup, and cubed ice to a mixing glass.

2

Stir for 30-45 seconds.

3

Strain into a lowball glass over a fresh clear ice cube.

4

Garnish with banana slice.

Legendary Coat

Make It a Mocktail: Use The Gospel Responsible Rye Non-Alcoholic Whiskey in place of the whiskey, Caleño Non-Alcoholic Dark & Spicy Tropical Spirit in place of the dark rum, Monin Premium Banana Syrup in place of the banana liqueur, and Dr. Zero Zero ArmarNo Non-Alcoholic Amaro in place of the amaro to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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