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5 scotch cocktail recipes for Scotch Day

Check out these 5 unique scotch cocktails that you can whip up at home and have the perfect Scotch Day.

With Scotch Day just around the corner, it’s a great time to indulge in some delectable liquid gold. The beautiful thing about scotch is that it can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Whether you like it straight up, on the rocks or in a cocktail, there are few spirits that can match its characteristic flavours and aroma. Diageo India brand ambassador, Akash Tomar, shares 5 unique scotch cocktail recipes involving interesting ingredients such as cinnamon, pumpkin, ginger candy and cherry liqueur, among others.

Enjoy this year’s Scotch Day with these 5 scotch cocktail recipes at home.

Pumpkin Sour

Black and White Pumpkin Sour scotch cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Black & White Scotch Whisky
  • 30ml pumpkin puree
  • 25ml pineapple juice/1 egg white
  • 30ml lime juice
  • Cherry/rosemary for garnish

Glassware: coupe

Preparation

In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients and mix vigorously.

Fill the cocktail shaker halfway with ice and shake vigorously again.

Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Garnish with rosemary/cherry skewer.


Garden to Glass

Garden to Glass scotch cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Singleton of Glendullan
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 5 cucumber slices
  • Mint and cucumber for garnish

Glassware: Old Fashioned

Preparation

In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients.

Add ice and shake vigorously.

Strain into an old-fashioned glass over new ice.

Garnish with mint springs and cucumber.


Nutty Johnnie

Nutty Johnnie whiskey cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • 10ml cherry liqueur
  • 5ml amaretto
  • 10ml limoncello
  • Fresh cherry for garnish

Glassware: Whisky

Preparation

In a mixing glass, combine all of the ingredients.

Add ice and whisk well.

Fine strain into an old-fashioned glass over new ice.

Garnish with a fresh cherry.


Spiced Talisker Highball

Spiced Talisker Highball

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Talisker 10 YO
  • 20ml cinnamon syrup
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 110 ml soda
  • Orange zest and cinnamon stick for garnish

Glassware: Highball                                 

Preparation

Fill a highball glass halfway with ice.

Pour in all of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Serve with orange zest and a cinnamon stick as garnish.


Yuzu Red Highball

Yuzu Red Highball

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Johnnie Walker Red Label
  • 20ml yuzu puree
  • 15ml ginger syrup (sweetened)
  • 110 ml soda water
  • Ginger candy/lemon slice/lemon zest for garnish

Glassware: Highball

Preparation

In a highball glass, combine the yuzu puree, ginger syrup, and red label.

Add ice and mix well.

Top with soda and stir again.

Serve with a ginger candy, lemon slice, or lemon zest as garnish.


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