Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scotch cocktails

Unlike vodka, scotch is not typically associated with cocktails.  True devotees of scotch will never even consider drinking scotch in the form of a cocktail. 

That said, not all of us are true devotees. There might be some people out there who are interested in what kind of cocktails that are made with scotch as its base.  It is sadly true that there are not many scotch cocktails out there, but I selected a few of the more popular drinks and cocktails made with scotch whisky.  Enjoy!

Rusty Nail:
A sophisicitated after dinner drink.  Top it with a lemon twist and enjoy!

  • 1 measure of Scotch
  • 1 measure of Drambuie (scotch-based liqueur)
  • 1 twist lemon peel
  •  Ice to taste

Clansman's Coffee:
A classic Celtic coffee.
  • 25ml measure of Scotch
  • Dash of Sambuca
  • Black Coffee
  • Add sugar to taste; float whip cream on top
  • Decorate with grated chocolate

Green Mist:
A minty mix of scotch and creme de menthe, adorned with a slice of kiwi fruit.
  • 25ml measure of Scotch
  • 1 measure of creme de menthe
  • Juice of 1/4 of a lemon
  • Decorate with a slice of kiwi and a sprig of mint

Whisky Sour:
The sourness of the lemon, the sweetness of the sugar and the spirit of the Scotch combine to give the perfect balance.
  • 2 measures of Scotch
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar
  • Serve with a dash of soda water

Rob Roy:
A scotch version of the popular Manhattan cocktail.
  • 1/2 measure of Scotch
  • 1/2 measure of dry Italian Vermouth
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Garnish with a cherry

As always, bottoms up my friend.


  1. A rusty nail is still close to the pure thing, but I agree. Scotch is much better when left alone, or maybe MAYBE with ice.


  2. Keep the recipes coming, these are great.

  3. Yeah, a lot of scotch enthusiasts would look at these as blasphemy. But that rusty nail looks pretty good.

  4. I've had a rusty nail, good stuff. A friend of mine had Green mist before...at a loaded bar in a bowling alley, haha.

  5. I could use a Clansman's Coffee right now..

  6. Clansman's Coffee looks good.

  7. Mmm. That Rob Roy looks pretty tasty. I might have to mix this up when I get a chance.

  8. mmmh these look really good, im gonna have to try a green mist

  9. Let me write these recipes down so I can go to the store and get the ingredients.

  10. MMMM, coffee ^-^ Everytime I try to quit drinking it I just find new reasons(excuses) to keep coming back to it.

  11. i think the clanman's coffee looks the best!

  12. I can't say I support the idea of scotch cocktails but I have been known to put a little Johnnie Red in my coffee from time to time.

  13. I don't do Scotch cocktails. Neat, only way to go!

  14. The Green Mist looks like it might be good.

  15. saving this! I have been looking for some new experiences in mixed drinks and scotch is one of the few. A classy drink but no one in the states knows what to do with it.

  16. lol reading stuff like this makes me want to go to bartending school.

  17. so many to choose from! keep em coming!

  18. I love whisky sours, the Green Mist looks good too.

  19. these are some good recipes, i've tried most of them but i usually prefer my scotch neat.

  20. Rusty nails are awesome I drink those all the time they're pretty popular around here

  21. In Poland, true devotes of vodka would never consider it as a part of drink :P

  22. nope best leave if unfettered in my book...maybe just a little ice

  23. Those look great! I've only really seen places offer Rusty Nails though.

    Btw, can you please follow my other blog from now on (instead of my other one). It just gets updated more frequently:

    Thanks! :)

  24. looks great! thanks for the recipes!


  25. The clans mans coffee looks so delicious. I definitely need to make me one of these

  26. I'd rather have a rusty nail than a rusty trombone.

  27. Really want to try the lemon one! Keep up the great posts :D

    Always supporting,

  28. Some of these definitely sound pretty good, I'll try that third one for sure.

  29. These are definitely worth trying out at least once.

  30. Good list, will have to try some that I haven't heard of before.

  31. Clansman's Coffee looks fabulous

  32. i have to try them out, definitely awesome drinks

  33. Mine didnt turn out that good looking! Tried out that coffe one it was ok :)