The Story Behind The Dawn Patrol
A "fizz" is a mixed drink variation that derives from the sour-style cocktail (spirit-sour-sweetener). Its defining features are citrus and a carbonated beverage to lengthen the mix — which typically includes egg white — creating a luscious froth that is both visually appealing and texturally satisfying.
The Dawn Patrol, created by Death & Co New York’s head bartender, Shannon Tebay, is a take on the classic Morning Glory Fizz, which uses a base of Scotch and absinthe to create a complex flavor profile that really pops when combined with the citrusy, creamy flavors. “In the case of the Dawn Patrol, we've created a lower-ABV version which showcases Absentroux, an aromatized wine infused with traditional absinthe botanicals, and fortified it with smoky, Islay Scotch,” Tebay says. “The addition of fresh Granny Smith apples not only adds an additional layer of complexity, but bridges the herbaceous, vegetal wine with the briny, smoky whisky.”