Archive of ‘Scotch’ category

Scot in Florida, scotch cocktail

Florida has become a retirement and vacation destination for folks from Britain and, with a nod to the land of lochs, Scotland. Here’s something that let’s them bring a bottle from home and highlight it with Florida citrus. Scot in Florida 1 1/2 ounces blended scotch 1/2 ounce orange juice 1/4 ounce Drambuie 2 dashes […]


Lassini, Martini Monday cocktail

While blended scotch is usually recommended for mixing, this drink calls for an aged single malt scotch. The smoky characteristics of a quality scotch are needed and only a small amount is used. Reach to the back of liquor cabinet for the special bottle. Lassini 1 1/2 ounces vodka 1/2 ounce dry vermouth 1 teaspoon […]


Miami Beach, scotch cocktail

Here’s another chance to pull out that bottle of blended scotch. For the fruit component, you’ll want to bring home a white grapefruit, not a red or ruby red one. If you can find it, there’s a variety called cocktail grapefruit that would be ideal for this drink. Miami Beach 2 ounces scotch 1 1/2 […]


Pigskin Widow, football cocktail

History and professional sports are framed by its widows. The French Veuve Clicquot, who lent her name to the renowned Champagne, is an example for those who suffer a beloved’s seemingly senseless focus on American football. As that French widow is believed to have said: “When in doubt, open Champagne.” Wisdom for the ages. Here’s […]


Bunny Hug, a high octane cocktail

We open the weekend with this dry, vintage high-alcohol concoction, a throw back to Prohibition Days. Originally made daring by a dose of absinthe (which had been banned), it’s been tamed here a bit by shrinking the portions, though the ratio of ingredients remains the same. While absinthe is again readily available, this recipe calls […]


Nessie – pepper and smoke Scotch cocktail

Scotch whisky. Right, without the “e.” This traditional distillate from Scotland falls into two categories: Single malt and blended Scotch. The blends can work well in mixed drinks, but most single malts — richer in taste and more expensive — shouldn’t be sacrificed on the cocktail altar. This cocktail balances the smokiness of blended Scotch […]


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