A Robbie Burns Celebration
Happy Robbie Burns Day, Everyone!
Today (January 25) marks the birthday of the late Robbie Burns – a Scottish Poet widely known for pioneering the Romantic Movement in poetry. After his death, his friends got together on his birthday every year to celebrate his life – what a great excuse to enjoy a good ole scotch!
To help you celebrate Robbie Burns Day yourself, here are some of our favorite scotch-based cocktails:
1.5 oz DEWAR’S 12 Blended Scotch Whisky
.75 oz Lemon juice
.5 oz Honey syrup
.5 oz ginger juice
spritz of Islay whisky
Candied ginger garnish
Method:Add the blended Scotch, lemon juice, ginger juice and honey syrup, and fill shaker with ice.
Shake until well chilled. Double strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and spray the Islay Scotch
over the top. Garnish and serve.
1.5oz of Ardbeg Ten Years Old
1 part Ceaser Mix
Sea Salt Rub
Splash of Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce
Fresh herb to garnish (Thym, rosemary, etc.)
1 tbsp. freshly grated horseradish (optional)
Jalapeno pepper (optional)
* You can add different ingredients to your salt: rub spices for meat, cane sugar, smoked paprika, etc.
Method: Rim a glass with seasoned salt. Add Ardbeg Ten Years Old and mix in a splash of Worcestershire, Tabasco, and the fresh horseradish. Fill will your favourite Ceaser mix, season with salt and pepper, then garnish with a lime wedge, fresh herb and Jalapeno pepper. You can also have some fun with it and garnish with bacon, pickles, shrimp, fried chicken. . .anything you want!
2 parts DEWAR’S 12 Blended Scotch Whisky
1 part Martini Rossi (Sweet Vermouth)
3 Dashes bittercube Corazon bitters
Method: Garnish with lemon twist. Stir and strain. Glass and ice – rocks / large cube.
1.5 parts DEWAR’S 12 Blended Scotch Whisky
.75 parts Lemon juice
.50 parts Simple syrup
.25 parts. Crème du Mure