Scotch can be a tough cookie when it comes to incorporating it into cocktails. More and more though, bartenders are creating cocktails that go way beyond classics like the Rob Roy. Here, mixologist Charlotte Voisey shows us how to make the Rob Roy as well as a modern Scotch cocktail, the Balvenie Smash.
Single malt scotch whisky
2 Ounce (Glenfidich 15)
Italian sweet vermouth
Single malt whisky
2 Ounce (Balvenie 12)
Fresh lemon juice
10 (reserve few for garnishing)
10 (reserve 4 for serving)
1. In a mixing glass, measure and pour the scotch whisky, add vermouth and drizzle with dashes of angostura bitters. Put in the ice cubes and give a stir.
2. Strain into a cocktail glass, put the cherry in and serve.
1. In a mixing glass, measure and pour single malt whisky, lemon juice and simple syrup. Drizzle with dashes of angostura bitters. Put in the mint leaves, ice cubes, cover with a shaker and give a nice shake.
2. In a serving glass, place ice cubes and strain the prepared cocktail.