BOBBY BURNS COCKTAIL: A WARMING WHISKY TALE

Perhaps it’s fitting that a cocktail be named after Scotland’s national poet – Robert Burns. After all, Scotch is arguably the country’s most significant contribution to the world. The drink is said to have originated during the early part of 20th century at the famed Waldorf Bar on New York’s 5th Avenue.

A number of lyrics by Scotland’s national poet form part of the drinking songs repertoire across the English speaking world. In fact, modern singers like Bobby Vinton, Luke Kelly or Dropkick Murphys seem to be carrying forward his rich and enviable legacy.

Though the constituents are rumoured to have changed over the years, malt whiskey remains the mainstay. One can however substitute Benedictine with Absinthe or Drambuie.

Ingredients

  • Single malt – 75ml
  • Vermouth – 30ml Benedictine – 15ml
  • FOR GARNISH: Shortbread cookie
  • Single malt – 75ml
  • Vermouth – 30ml Benedictine – 15ml
  • FOR GARNISH: Shortbread cookie

The Process

Fill a martini shaker with ice and add in all the ingredients.

Shake the container well, for at least 30 seconds.

Strain the contents into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with a shortbread cookie and enjoy!