Here are a few Scottish Cocktail recipe ideas to get your party going with a swing from the very first swig! From the Highland Fling to a Rusty nail, they’ve all got a mighty kick and will warm even the coldest evening. A quick note though, when it comes to the whisky – do use a blended whisky as it’s a terrible waste to use a good malt!
1.The Flying Scotsman
Mix 2 shots of Whisky
1 shot of Italian Vermouth
1/4 shot of sugar syrup
and 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Stir and serve with ice – enjoy!
2. The Highland Fling
Mix 2 shots of whisky
1 Italian Vermouth
2 dashes of orange bitters
Stir together or in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain and serve with an olive!
3. The Rusty Nail
2 shots Whisky
1 shot Drambuie
…or add more Drambuie for a sweetie cocktail. Serve with ice and a twist of lemon. Without the ice it’s called Straight up Nail!
4. The Robert Burns
Mix 2 shots whisky
1 measure sweet Italian Vermouth
3 dashes of Benedictine liquor
1 dash absinthe or Angostura bitters
Mix well with ice, strain and serve in a cocktail glass with a thin coil of lemon peel as a garnish.
5. The Prince Charlie
2 shots Cognac
1/2 shot Drambuie
1/2 Lime juice
Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain and serve in a chilled glass. Some suggest a sprig of heather if you have it as a garnish!
6. The Flora Macdonald
1 shot Whisky
1 shot Gin
2 shots French Vermouth
Mix well with ice, strain and serve – enjoy!
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