Scotch Recipes


The Old Fashioned by Julian Van Winkle 

 When it came to mixing drinks with our whiskey, my grandfather was a purist: he didn’t do it. My dad was a purist, too, but he liked a good Manhattan, or rather a perfect Manhattan, with both sweet and dry vermouth in it. Like my forefathers, I consider myself a purist, but I like this style of Old Fashioned—it’s the only drink I can make other than bourbon on the rocks. My family’s not constitutionally averse to putting our bourbon in a cocktail: the better the bourbon, the better the cocktail, I say. 

Makes 1 cocktail


  1. 2  

    Drop the cube in the glass and discard the napkin. Add the orange slice and use a bar spoon to muddle the flesh—not the rind and pith—into the bitters-soaked sugar cube. Take your time.

  2. 3  

    When the sugar and the flesh of the orange are one with each other, add ice and bourbon. Stir and serve.











6             Eggs,separated

3/4 cup    Sugar

1 qt          Whole Milk

1 pt          Heavy Cream

8 oz         Bourbon 

4 oz         Spiced rum

Garnished wish grated nutmeg 


In a large bowl, beat together the egg yolks and half a cup of sugar until they turn light in color.

Stir in the milk, heavy cream, bourbon and rum.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with the remaining quarter-cup of sugar until they form soft peaks.

Fold about a third of the egg whites into the yolk mixture.

Serve in punch or tea cups topped with freshly grated nutmeg, folding in more of the egg whites as desired.



The Bourbon Fizz 

Bourbon and Champagne make beautiful music together

1 Oz       Bourbon

4 oz        Champagne

Add bourbon and Champagne to a flute and enjoy. Simple as that! Happy New Year!





The Burgundy 

Ron Would Approve

1.5 oz     Single malt Scotch whiskey of your choice

4 oz        Ginger Ale

Splash    Cranberry Juice


Add the whisky and ginger ale to a rocks glass filled with ice and top with a splash of cranberry juice.




Cameron's Kick


2 oz Scotch

1/2 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2 oz Orgeat syrup


Mix ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add a strip of orange peel for garnish. 



Scottish Mule


3 Slices of Fresh Ginger

3 Basil Leaves

1 3/4 oz Highland Scotch

3/4 oz Lime Juice

2 oz Ginger Beer

1oz Simple Syrup

2 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters


In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 of the basil leaves. Add the remaining ingredients (except ginger beer), add ice and shake. Strain the liquid into a rock glass or copper mug filled with ice. Top with ginger beer.Garnish with the remaining basil leaf.


Mint Julep


1 teaspoon Powdered sugar

2 oz. Bourbon whiskey

2 teaspoons Water

4 Mint leaves


Instructions: In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.



Whisky Cosmopolitan


1 1/2 ounces Hudson New York Corn Whiskey

1 ounce Cointreau orange liqueur

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1/4 ounce cranberry juice

Orange peel  for garnish


Shake the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel.



Smoky, Hot, Scotch Apple Cider Recipe



1/2 cup apple cider

1 teaspoon honey

1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick

1 (1-by-2-inch) lemon peel

1 oz. single-malt, not-heavily-peated Scotch whisky, such as Glenlivet

¼ oz heavily peated Scotch whisky, such as Laphroaig

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice



1.      Heat the apple cider, honey, cinnamon stick, and lemon peel in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the honey has melted and the cinnamon is fragrant, about 3 minutes.

2.      Turn off the heat, add both Scotches and the lemon juice, and stir to combine. Transfer to a heatproof glass and garnish with the cinnamon stick and lemon peel.



Pumpkin Smash Cocktail Recipe

1 ¼ oz  Frangelico
1 ¼ oz  Spiced Rum                                                                                                                                                                  ¾ oz pumpkin puree (may use canned pumpkin)
Dry shake, shake with 3 ice cubes and strain out into a martini glass. Garnish with sprinkle of ground clove or nutmeg.
**Pumpkin Puree
Take one 15 oz can of  100% pure pumpkin, add 1 tsp of ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of ground ginger, 1/4 tsp of ground cloves and 15 oz of simple syrup and blend it all together in a blender. Store in the fridge.

The Bloody Macallan

2 Ounces Macallan 12 or 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

5 Ounces Tomato Juice or Vegetable Juice Cocktail

1 Bacon Strip

Optional- Your favorite Bloody Mary garnishes (Lime, Lemon, Cucumber, Olives, Cocktail Onions, Shrimp, etc.)

Pour the Scotch and tomato juice into an ice-filled highball glass; Float your favorite garnishes and thread a slice of bacon with cocktail onions or olives (or both) on a stick.



The Orkney Chapel

2oz Highland Park 12 Year Old

1/4 oz Amontillado Sherry

1/4 oz Simple Syrup

1/4oz Grand Marnier

1/2 oz Dry Vermouth

Combine all ingredients and stir well. Strain into a cocktail or coupe glass and garnish with an orange peel.



Nutty Scotsman

11/2 oz Black Grouse Blended Whisky

1/2 oz Nux Alpine Walnut Liqueur

1/4 oz Leopold Bros. Michigan Tart Cherry Liqueur

1oz Vermouth Rosso

Combine all ingredients and stir well. Serve in a rocks glass and garnish with and orange slice and a cherry.  



Whiskey In Church

2oz Islay Mist 8yr Blended Scotch

3/4 oz Oloroso Sherry

1 barspoon maple syrup

4 dashes Scrappy's Orange Bitters

Stir and strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist. 



Smoky Martini

The Smoky Martini is a very easy variation of the Martini.  There is no vermouth, no, in this cocktail it is a dash of Scotch that adds that a background to the gin. There is a lot of gin so we suggest that when you make this drink you use a premium brand.  We also recommend a London dry because it works well with the smoky Scotches and the smokier the better. Also, before you drop that lemon twist into the glass, remember to twist it over the drink to release some of the essence - it's the perfect finishing touch.


·        2 1/2 ounces of premium gin

·        Dash of Bowmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch (any scotch with a smoky taste will do)

·        Lemon twist for garnish



 Scotch Barbecue Sauce

2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup mild flavored (light) molasses
1/3 cup Scotch (highland park 15 yr. old works great!)
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder

Combine all ingredients in heavy saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered until sauce thickens and flavors blend, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Cover, chill)

Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

adapted by Julie Johnson from a recipe in Bon Appetit magazine July 2000

Veal Scallops with Scotch Whisky Pan Sauce

  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds thin veal scallops
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 scallion, white and tender green parts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Scotch whisky
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. In a small bowl, mix the garlic with the thyme, tarragon, paprika, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Rub the mixture all over the veal. 
  2. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet. Add half of the veal and cook over high heat until lightly browned and nearly cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer to a large platter. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and veal. Lower the heat if the pan juices start to darken. 
  3. Add the mushrooms and scallion to the skillet and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until just softened and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Carefully add the whisky and ignite with a long match. Cook until the flames subside. Add the stock and cook until reduced by half, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, about 5 minutes. Add the cream and simmer just until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes longer; season with salt and pepper. Add the veal, turning to coat. Transfer to the platter and serve.

Adapted from Food & Wine Magazine




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