Arnaud’s Special is an interesting cocktail in that it contains Scotch. There are only 4 drinks in Vintage Cocktails that include Scotch, and most people have only heard of one: the
Blood and Sand. I am curious as to why there are not more Scotch drinks however, as it is a whisky and there seems to be plenty of those. Granted it’s bolder flavors and smokiness can prove difficult, but all the more reason that people should be taking on the challenge.
The Arnaud’s is really a variation on the Manhattan, and a succesful one at that.
2 oz Scotch
1 oz Dubonnet Rouge
2 dashes orange bitters