Scotch malt whisky, and particularly Islay single malt, balance and work brilliantly with rich crème de cassis and full-bodied vermouth, helped by a generous
It's obvious that this Blood & Sand-like cocktail contains Fernet, it has an almost smoky herbal influence. Maple syrup is an inspired sweetener and flavour
Three ingredients combine brilliantly in this deliciously simple cocktail.
Smoky whisky-laced rich delicately herbal banana. Not as challenging as this drink sounds and considerably tastier.
A volumized riff on a Whisky Mac created in June 2021 by yours truly.
A dash of malt gives a Highland influence to the Sazerac, also given a herbal note due to a generous splash of Chartreuse.
This classic, sour and aromatic cocktail is traditionally considered a morning after a pick-me-up / rejuvenative 'hair-of-the-dog'.
A single malt whisky-based Bobby Burns, and all the more excellent for it.
Dry and aromatic with vermouth and aromatised wine, along with rich orange liqueur, gently influencing scotch whisky, enlivened with a subtle black pepper
Smoky island malts tamed by the Christmas pudding flavours of Pedro Ximénez with pastis adding notes of enlivening anise. To quote Ruby's menu, An unabashedly
It takes a single malt to properly live up to the big flavours of the whisky liqueur. The only question is how much lemon juice and additional sugar suit
A single malt whisky laced twist on a Boulevardier with Cynar replacing the familiar Italian red bitter liqueur.
An unusual pairing of single malt scotch whisky and tequila with herbal complexity courtesy of Bénédictine liqueur, freshened with orange zestiness.
Some may want to use a Demerara sugar syrup but pure cane sugar delicately mellows the malt whisky without masking its flavour, indeed it amplifies its
Dry and slightly on the bitter side of bittersweet, single malt scotch, gentian liqueur and dry vermouth sit well together in this appealing aperitif-style
A Rob Roy with a delicate peaty note courtesy of a splash of peated single malt.
Apple and lemon juice are renowned for pairing well with Scotch whisky and in the Vanity, this harmonious combination is further enhanced by apple appearing
Bartending law would stipulate this cocktail be stirred. If law-abiding then serve on-the-rocks with larger (60ml whisky, 15ml Chartreuse, 10ml sugar,
Bittersweet berry fruit scotch rounded by subtle coconut.
This riff on a classic Blood & Sand is indeed a tad on the tart side, but tasty and refreshing.
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