5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

5 Essential Scotch Cocktails To Know

These are 5 essential Scotch cocktails that every whiskey lover should know how to make.

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

 


 

Rob Roy

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

Image / Recipe from // Brio Classic Cocktails

A Rob Roy, or Scotch Manhattan, is a forgotten classic cocktail that really needs a resurgence. Here’s what you’ll need to make a Rob Roy.

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 2 Ounces Blended Scotch Whiskey
  • .75 Ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Brandied Cherries or Lemon Peel for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Stemmed or Scotch Glass
  • Jigger
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Strainer

How to make a Rob Roy Cocktail

Pour sweet vermouth, scotch whiskey, and bitters into a mixing glass. Fill it with ice [the more ice the better for the next part]. Stir together for about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled stemmed or scotch glass. Garnish with brandied cherry skewer or lemon peel. Enjoy!

 

The Godfather

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

Image from // Michael Dietsch / Recipe from // Serious Eats

Cousin on the Rusty Nail, the Godfather is on the sweet side of whiskey cocktails. No one’s really sure how it got its name, but it will make you feel like a Big Boss with every sip.

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 2 Ounces Scotch Whiskey
  • 1⁄2 Ounce Amaretto
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Scotch Glass
  • Jigger
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Strainer

How to make the Godfather Cocktail

Fill a mixing glass with about 2/3 worth of ice. Pour in whiskey and amaretto. Stir until chilled [at least 30 seconds] and strain over ice in a scotch glass. Divertiti!

 

The Mamie Taylor

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

Image from // Flickr: reeselloyd [Via Creative Commons] / Recipe from // LA Mag

This version of a Mamie Taylor is from the menu of mixologist, Marcos Tello. With a heaping help of Scotch, this cocktail is sure to please even the most discerning whiskey cocktail enthusiast.

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 2 Ounces Blended Scotch
  • Ginger Beer
  • 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
  • Juice of Half a Lime
  • Candied Ginger for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Highball Glass
  • Jigger
  • Bar Spoon

How to make the Mamie Taylor Cocktail

Add whiskey and lime juice to a highball glass. Add ice, and top with ginger beer. Stir together and garnish with candied ginger. Enjoy!

 

The Sherlock & Watson

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

Image from // Molly Wizenberg / Recipe from // Food52

I’ve said it numerous times before and I’ll say it again: Whiskey loves tea! It’s only elementary, my good Watson. Now pass me the Scotch.

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 2 Ounces Scotch Whiskey
  • 1⁄2 Earl Gery Syrup [get instructions here]
  • 1⁄2 Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes Scrappy’s cardamom bitters
  • Lemon Twist for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Coupe Glass
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker w/Strainer
  • Bar Spoon

How to make a Sherlock & Watson Cocktail

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with lemon twist. Enjoy!

 

Penicillin

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

Image from // Farideh Sadeghin / Recipe from // Saveur

This cocktail is much more enjoyable than a shot of its namesake medicine.

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 2 Ounces Blended Scotch Whiskey
  • 1 1⁄2 Ounces Single Malt Scotch
  • 3⁄4 Ounce Honey Ginger Syrup [get instructions here]
  • 3⁄4 Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Candied Ginger for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Scotch Glass
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker w/Strainer
  • Bar Spoon

How to make the Penicillin Cocktail

Add blended scotch, lemon juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a scotch glass pver ice. Top with single malt scotch and garnish with candided ginger. Enjoy!

 

 

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The Perfect Rob Roy Cocktail

Rob Roy Cocktail

A Cocktail Perfect For a Scottish Outlaw

The Rob Roy is an easy classic cocktail that every whiskey lover should know how to make.

How to make the perfect Rob Roy Cocktail

Rob Roy. We hold this truth to be self-evident: Not all classic cocktails are created equal! Some just so happen to be better than others. Sometimes referred to as the Scotch Manhattan, the Rob Roy is an easy scotch cocktail that every whiskey lover should know how to make.

Named after an operetta loosely based off of Scottish folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor, this whiskey cocktail was first crafted in 1894 at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.

Unlike the traditional Manhattan, the Rob Roy is made with Scottish Whiskey and sweet vermouth. There are also variations of the Rob Roy recipe where you would use Dry Vermouth or a combination of half Dry and half Sweet Vermouth [called the Perfect Rob Roy].

Personally, I like to garnish my cocktails with brandied cherries instead of maraschino cherries. 1) Because I’m allergic to artificial preservatives found in most maraschino cherries and 2) I think maraschino cherries are overrated. Brandied cherries are amazing and they add something to cocktails that maraschino cherries just can’t do. Check out this recipe for brandied cherries from the Tasting Table.

As far as the bottling goes, our local ABC store has a wide selection of Scotch Whiskeys to choose from. So for our Rob Roy, I used a bottle of the Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whiskey. It’s not very sweet and I find it to be pretty smooth for this cocktail. I didn’t want to break the bank on Vermouth because of it’s very short shelf life so a $14 dollar bottle of Dolin Vermouth did the trick. You also can’t go wrong with Angostura bitters.

Celebrate National Scotch Day [07.27.16] with this cocktail fit for its namesake Scottish Outlaw. The Rob Roy cocktail is a forgotten classic cocktail masterpiece.

So let’s take a look on how to make a Rob Roy Cocktail.

 

Rob Roy

Yields: 2 Servings

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Blended Scotch Whiskey
  • .75 Ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Brandied Cherries or Lemon Peel for Garnish

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Stemmed or Scotch Glass
  • Jigger
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Strainer

 

Preparation

Garnish: Remove a few brandied cherries from the jar, and put 2 or 3 cherries on a cocktail skewer. Set aside.

Alternatively, take a potato peeler and gently peel the peeler along the rind. Twist the peeled piece for added effect. Set aside.

Rob Roy: Pour sweet vermouth, scotch whiskey, and bitters into a mixing glass. Fill it with ice [the more ice the better for the next part]. Stir together for about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled stemmed or scotch glass. Garnish with brandied cherry skewer or lemon peel. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 145 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 21 Carbohydrates (g) 2 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 2 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 3

The Perfect Rob Roy Cocktail

 
 

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