Tam o' Shanter

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (10 ratings)

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Photographed in a

Speakeasy Nick & Nora 4.75oz

Garnish:

Dust with freshly grated nutmeg & olive

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 fl oz Blended Scotch whisky
2/3 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
1/3 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

A Blood & Sand without the blood (cherry brandy) so drier. The dusting of nutmeg is critical to the success of this old-school classic.

Variant:

Jones' Complete Bar Guide (1997) includes a Tam o' Shanter served long and hot in a highball glass: 60ml Scotch, 7.5ml lemon juice, 5ml sugar syrup, top with hot water; garnish with nutmeg, cinnamon stick and 3 cloves.

History:

Named after Scottish Poet Robert Burns' 1790 narrative poem, the origins of this classic cocktail are lost in time.

Nutrition:

One serving of Tam o' Shanter contains 99 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 0.9 standard drinks
  • 20.43% alc./vol. (40.86° proof)
  • 12.3 grams of pure alcohol
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