Friday, April 1, 2016

The Bobby Burns Cocktail

By: The Food Hunter

Though the origins of the Bobby Burns Cocktail will never be known for certain, the cocktail is traditionally served on January 25th to celebrate Scotland Poet, Bobby Burns' presumed birthday.

Manhattan drinkers are sure to love this classic whiskey drink from the golden age of cocktails that combines scotch, whisky, sweet vermouth and a hint of Benedictine. It's easy to make at home and your guests will love it



Bobby Burns Cocktail
2 oz Scotch whisky
1 oz Sweet vermouth
.5 oz Bénédictine
1 Lemon peel

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist a lemon peel over the glass to release its oils and then drop it into the drink.

19 comments:

  1. Just how it should be made.. the lemon peel is essential

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  2. Well this sounds like a drink I definitely need to try! Love a good classic cocktail! Nice!

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  3. This looks like a good mid winter cocktail. Yummy! Let's tip a glass to Bobbie Burns!

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  4. Cheers! This looks like the perfect cocktail!

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  5. I've never heard of this before and would love to try one this weekend!

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  6. I lived in the UK for 7 years and I knew a lot of people who celebrated Robert Burn's birthday every year by eating haggis. I don't drink alcohol but I think I'd much rather drink this than eat haggis!!

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  7. I had whiskey and coke last night. This looks so much more sophisticated :) Will have to try!!

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  8. I'm all about Manhattans, so this cocktail is definitely right up my alley... Looking forward to trying it out next time I'm in the mood for something boozy!

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  9. This looks positively delicious. Nothing beats a great cocktail at the end of the day. Or the beginning of the day, as the case may be. ha

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  10. Sounds like a great cocktail!

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  11. Oooh my Manhattan loving husband would definitely enjoy this drink!

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  12. Yum, I could definitely go one of these right now, correct birthday date or not!

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  13. I was a bartender for a while, but never came across this drink. It sounds perfect for the end of the day, just kicking back!

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  14. Well I don't make many cocktails but I am going to have to save this for when I do!

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  15. Ooh now that does sound good. Perfect for the cooler evenings.

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  16. Sounds delightful. I bet it's super warming too -- a perfect cocktail for chilly nights.

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  17. I love easy drinks.. this sounds really good.

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  18. I could go for one of these a little later today! Yummy!

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  19. Thanks for making such a cool post which is really very well written.will be referring a lot of friends about this.Keep blogging cocktail bar

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