Bobby Burns (Craddock's recipe)

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (80 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist expressed and discarded. Adorn with skewered Luxardo Maraschino cherry.

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Blended Scotch whisky
1 1/2 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
1/4 fl oz Bénédictine D.O.M. liqueur
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Review:

Rich and slightly sweet, laced with spice liqueur - an excellent dram to enjoy alongside the ritualistic serving of haggis.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book which calls for equal parts rosso vermouth and scotch whisky with three dashes of Bénédictine. Craddock adds that this is "One of the very best Whisky Cocktails and "A very fast mover on Saint Andrew's Day."

BOBBY BURNS COCKTAIL.*
½ Italian Vermouth.
½ Scotch Whisky.
3 Dashes Bénédictine.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze lemon peel on top.
*One of the very best Whisky Cocktails. A very fast mover on Saint Andrews Day.

Harry Craddock, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

Bobby Burns cocktail history

Nutrition:

One serving of Bobby Burns (Craddock's recipe) contains 187 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.7 standard drinks
  • 24.51% alc./vol. (49.02° proof)
  • 23.9 grams of pure alcohol
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