Burns night whisky cocktail

Shake up a Storm on Burns Night with these Whisky-based Cocktails

Crack open a bottle and get the party started with these delicious Scotch concoctions.

By Tiffany Loh, 24 January 2016
Shake up a Storm on Burns Night with these Whisky-based Cocktails

This January, make your Burns Night a wee bit special with some delicious cocktails. Kickstart your traditional feast with a toast to Robert Burns – with his beverage of choice ‘a guid, auld Scotch drink’.

Kickstart your traditional feast with a toast to Scotland's favourite poet Robert Burns

Here are four simple cocktails to honour the memory of Scotland’s favourite poet – Robert Burns – and to spoil yourself with on your next night in.

Old fashioned

Rub a piece of orange peel on the inside of a glass. Add a pinch of sugar, 3 dashes Angostura bitters, then 2 shots* whisky and 3 ice cubes. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and then it’s ready to serve!

Rusty nail

Start classic and pour 2 shots whisky and 1 shot Drambuie over ice. Serve with a twist of lemon peel. Turn up the sweetness by adding an extra dash of Drambuie.

Whisky sour**

Add 2 shots whisky, 1 raw egg white, the juice of 1 lemon, 1/4 tsp sugar and 1 drop of vanilla extract into a cocktail shaker. Shake, add a dash of Angostura bitters, then shake until your mixture is light and fluffy. Pour over ice and serve.

Rob Roy Manhattan

Pour 2 shots whisky, 1 shot red vermouth, a dash of Angostura bitters and 1 tsp Cocktail Syrup Grenadine into a shaker. Stir, add ice, then strain into a martini glass. Top it off with a cherry and a twist of orange peel. Yum!

Enjoy, and drink responsibly! For the facts, visit drinkaware.co.uk

* A shot refers to 25ml of liquid

** The recipe for whisky sour contains raw eggs and is not suitable for people who are unwell or the elderly. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No ID, no sale.