Archive of ‘Scotch’ category

Cordiality, whisky cocktail

Let us celebrate the day of whisky, without an “e.” We’ve taken a touch of single malt and married it with a British dash of Elderflower Cordial, a few drops of fresh orange, and served it up on the rocks in celebration of this August day. Cordiality 2 ounces Scotch whisky 1/4 ounce Elderflower cordial […]


Blimey, Scotch cocktail

Blimey. There’s a word we may want to practice using this weekend as American football comes to London for the second time this season. The Atlanta Falcons face the Detroit Lions today. The Dallas Cowboys play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Nov. 9. All the games will be played at Wembley Stadium, where the […]


Gu Brath, Scotch cocktail

In the U.S., you can not buy or consume alcoholic beverages until you are 21; but you can vote when you’re 18. In Scotland, where they will vote on independence today, you can buy and drink beer, wine or cider and vote at 16. In celebration of which, and with apologies in advance, we offer […]


Go Vote, scotch cocktail

We are living in times of potentially great political change. We are speaking, of course, from the cocktail perspective; we are speaking of the Sept. 18 vote on Scotland’s independence. As the date nears, let us lift a glass with what may become a pricer commodity: Scotch whisky. Go Vote 2 ounces blended scotch 1\2 […]


Bonnie Ginger, scotch cocktail

This recipe comes from The Bartenders Best Friend, a nifty collection of recipes gathered by Mardee Haidin Regan. She has collected and adapted a wide range of new and classic cocktails from bartenders from Istanbul to San Francisco. Use a good single malt for this. Bonnie Ginger 2 ounces single malt scotch 1 slice fresh […]


Loch Lomond, scotch cocktail

Belt on your kilts, laddies and lassies, we’re going to pour out a wee touch of Scotland to alert you to the September 18 vote on Scottish independence. If the vote is a big yes, some single-malt drinking pundits have predicted a jump in the price of scotch. Sad news indeed, to completely misquote General […]


Celtic Mix, Irish and Scotch cocktail

This was obviously a drink created on a ferryboat traveling between Ireland and Scotland. And from the spirit proportions, the coast of Scotland must have just come into view. The original recipe has this served in a cocktail glass. We’ve re-calibrated it for an old-fashioned glass. Celtic Mix 1 1/2 ounce Scotch 1 ounce Irish […]


Macduff, scotch cocktail

“Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him who first cries ‘Hold! enough!’” cried out Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We envision Macbeth pausing and in an aside calling for a “wee drop more of the whiskey, laddie.” Macduff 1 1/2 ounces scotch 1/2 ounce triple sec 2 dashes Angostura bitters Put all the ingredients into an ice-filled mixing […]


Stone Fence, scotch cocktail

This drink is from New York Bartender’s Guide by Sally Ann Berk, a wide ranging collection of cocktails from 17 New York bartenders. In a world constantly asking “Scotch? In a cocktail?” this may be an answer with the sweet, tang and carbonation of the cider providing a nice balance to the scotch in a […]


Bubba Collins, scotch’n’cola cocktail

Before the hand waving starts, let’s settle on the definition, for our purposes, of the word “bubba.” In the American South, it is an affectionate term for brother, especially the eldest male sibling. If you’re not from the South, it can mean anything you want. And this being a Southern version of a collins, set […]


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