The Best Scotch Cocktails You Need To Try

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Some people think that scotch cocktails are a waste of good whiskey. That's not true! You don't have to fear mixing a great scotch with other ingredients to create an unforgettable cocktail.

Despite many drinkers prefer to drink their scotch whiskey straight or only with an ice cube, there are many recipes of scotch cocktails that will prove you need to try some new flavors that a good scotch can add to a cocktail.

Scotch and Soda 

The name of this classic cocktail says almost everything you need to know about it. It is a very simple drink, but you can always customize it to suit your taste. To make it classic, fill a tall narrow glass with ice, pour the scotch over the ice, slowly add the club soda and garnish with a lemon twist. And that’s it.

Rob Roy

This cocktail is basically a Manhattan with a Scottish skirt - and it's perfect for the winter. The drink is made with Scotch whiskey (in place of bourbon, American corn whiskey), red vermouth, and bitter. It was invented in 1894 by a bartender at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, New York. The creation was a tribute to an operetta on the life of Scottish hero Robert Roy MacGregor (better known as Rob Roy), which was premiered at the time. Rob Roy was like a Scottish Robin Hood: an outlaw who robbed the rich to give to the poor.

Mamie Taylor 

The cocktail was created in 1899 and was named after the opera singer who requested it. It is a mix of ginger beer or ale with scotch and a hint of lime. The Mamie Taylor cocktail became so famous that it's now more famous than the singer. Some say the drink became so popular that bartenders increased their prices to decrease demand.

Godfather

This simple combination of Scotch Whiskey and Amaretto Liqueur was very much appreciated in the 60's and is gaining popularity once again with the growth of the cocktail shops! In a low glass with ice, add 60ml of Scotch and 30ml of Amaretto Liqueur, stirring for 15 seconds. Serve chilled.

Rusty Nail

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”. This quote, attributed to Coco Chanel, probably referred to fashion. A nice dress, a hat or a nice bag. However, the statement fits perfectly to describe a Rusty Nail. Using only two ingredients - Drambuie and whiskey - the cocktail is the liquefaction of Chanel’s quote. A classic drink that is easy to make, and always in style. It is no wonder that Rusty Nail is currently among the “unforgettable” from the International Bartender's Association, as well as one of the hundred on Difford's Guide.

As you can see above, if you like good scotch, you have no reason not to venture into the world of cocktails. There are choices for all tastes, from classics to the most creative. Choose the one that best suits your taste and try it!

 

 

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