Bobby Burns cocktail (Crockett's recipe)

Bobby Burns cocktail (Crockett's recipe) image

How to make:

POUR absinthe into ice-filled glass. TOP with water and leave to stand. Separately STIR Scotch, vermouth and bitters with ice. DISCARD contents of glass (absinthe, water and ice) and fill with fresh ice. STRAIN contents of mixing glass into ice-filled absinthe-coated glass.


Luxardo Maraschino cherry


Robert Burns


Scotch and vermouth with added interest courtesy of absinthe and orange bitters.


Recipe adapted from Albert Stevens Crockett's 1931 'Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Days' where the drink is listed as "Robert Burns" accompanied by the following notation, "It may have been named after the celebrated Scotsman. Chances are, however, that it was christened in honour of a cigar salesman, who 'bought' in the Old Bar [at the Waldorf-Astoria]."

Buy ingredients

More about this cocktail

  • Welcome to
  • Receive updates packed
    with drinks, bars and
    cocktails content
  • Please confirm you are over 21 years old and enter your email
  • No thanks, continue to
CSS revision 13e5467