The Modern Cocktail No. 1

Another from our now random journey through the Savoy Cocktail Book, this one illustrates very well the problems inherent in Scotch-based cocktails. Despite the occasional gem, Scotch drinks don’t often shine, and you’re more than likely to wind up with something less than enjoyable. The Recipe: 1 dash absinthe 1 dash orange bitters 2 dashes lemon…

The Bobby Burns Cocktail

Yet another entry from our gradual mostly-alphabetic sojourn through the Savoy Cocktail Book, this is another of the relatively rare Scotch cocktails. Described by Harry Craddock, the Savoy‘s author, as “one of the very best Whisky cocktails,” it’s a simple drink to put together. The Recipe: 1/2 Scotch 1/2 sweet (red) vermouth 3 dashes Benedictine Shake with…

Blood and Sand Cocktail

There aren’t very many Scotch-based cocktails out there, and maybe for good reason. Scotch is a complex beast and it doesn’t always play well with others. In any case, a good single-malt scotch is best enjoyed on its own terms. But as this drink proves, even Scotch can be the basis for an excellent mixed…