3 New Scotch Cocktails (+ bonus scotch-based treat for the rest of us) - Eat Drink Better

3 New Scotch Cocktails (+ bonus scotch-based treat for the rest of us)

3 New Scotch Cocktails (+ bonus scotch-based treat for the rest of us)

July 27th was National Scotch Day and when I think of scotch I think of my dad. Every night after work my dad would pour himself a Dewar’s on the rocks. The rich, smoky smell and the clink of ice cubes against the lowball glass will always remind me of him. In his honor, I have gathered three new Scotch cocktails plus a bonus scotch-based treat for the rest of us.

Blood and Sand

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Submitted by Speyburn Single Malt Scotch and created by Jon Katayama from Huckleberry in Brooklyn, NY

Ingredients

  • 3 parts single malt Scotch
  • 1 part cherry liqueur
  • 1 part Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 parts orange juice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients together and shake.
  2. Garnish with an orange peel and serve in a coupe glass.

Highlands Dash 

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Submitted by Usquaebach (pronounced Oos: Ke: Bah) Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky and ​​created by Warren Bobrow

Ingredients
  • 1 oz blended Scotch whisky
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz sparkling water
  • 1/2 oz honey simple syrup
  • Dash of grapefruit bitters
  • Small pinch of orange-zested sea salt
  • Orange twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a highball with crushed ice.
  2. Add blended scotch, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters, and honey simple syrup to an ice-filled Boston shaker.
  3. Shake, and strain into highball.
  4. Add a pinch of the zested sea salt and finish with sparkling water. Serve with an orange twist.

The Dog’s Bollocks

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Submitted by Barrelhound Blended Scotch Whiskey

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Barrelhound
  • 1 sugar cube
  • ¼ part Galliano
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Instructions

  1. In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle sugar, bitters and Galliano until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add whiskey and ice, then stir.

Highland Single Malt Scotch Caramels

highland-scotch_1024x1024Not actually a lover of Scotch? Me neither. I was looking for something other than scotch to try and I was blown away by the Highland Single Malt Scotch Caramels from McCrea’s Candies. The folks at McCrea’s sent me samples of these sinfully addictive caramels and I can attest that you don’t have to be a Scotch lover to love these little babies. McCrea’s Candies makes use of unusual seasonings to produce “provocatively-flavored caramel candies.” Highland Single Malt Scotch Caramels are peaty and rich, and spiked with smoky Ardmore Scotch. As the folks at McCrea’s boast, they have all the intoxicating flavor of a great scotch but with no nasty hangover.

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is a former marketing consultant who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn her hand to creative non-fiction. Jennifer continues to write about sustainable food and wine, the intersection of food and marketing and food politics for EatDrinkBetter.com and is the author of Greening Your Small Business (November 2009, Penguin Group (USA)). She was named one of The 16 Women You Must Follow on Twitter for Green Business. She has four kids, a dog, a hamster and an MBA - follow her on and .