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
Submitted by Speyburn Single Malt Scotch and created by Jon Katayama from Huckleberry in Brooklyn, NY
- 3 parts single malt Scotch
- 1 part cherry liqueur
- 1 part Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
- 2 parts orange juice
- Add all ingredients together and shake.
- Garnish with an orange peel and serve in a coupe glass.
Submitted by Usquaebach (pronounced Oos: Ke: Bah) Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky and created by Warren Bobrow
- 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
- Fill a highball with crushed ice.
- Add blended scotch, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters, and honey simple syrup to an ice-filled Boston shaker.
- Shake, and strain into highball.
- Add a pinch of the zested sea salt and finish with sparkling water. Serve with an orange twist.
The Dog’s Bollocks
Submitted by Barrelhound Blended Scotch Whiskey
- 2 parts Barrelhound
- 1 sugar cube
- ¼ part Galliano
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle sugar, bitters and Galliano until sugar is dissolved.
- Add whiskey and ice, then stir.
Highland Single Malt Scotch Caramels
Not 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.