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Learn how to make Top 5 Whisky based cocktails

Learn how to make Top 5 Whisky based cocktails #london #bar #cocktailmasterclass @whisky @burbonewhisky

Whisky is the trickiest base ingredient to use in cocktails. The rich, sweet woody flavour of American Whiskey such as bourbon and rye , fruitiness of Canada whisky are better in this respect than Scotch.

For all recipes 1 measures taken as the standard bar measure, that is 25ml and standard 1/2 measure term used in the recipe.

Please no 1/2 is in measure not 1 full or 2 full.

Rob Roy

1 measure Scotch

1 measure sweet red vermouth

1- Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

2- Some recipes add a dash of Angostura bitters to the mix as well but its uptown up of you want you can add.

Old Fashioned

1/4 measure sugar syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 measure bourbon or rye whiskey

1- Mix the sugar and Angostura in an old fashioned glass until the sugar is dissolved.

2- Add plenty of cracked ice and then the whiskey.

3- Throw in a twist of lemon rind, a slice of orange cut laterally from the fruit and a cocktail cherry and serve with stirring implement in it.

Bobby Burns

1 -1/2 measure Scotch

3/4 measure/3 tsp sweet red vermouth

1/4 measure Benedictine

1- Stir all the ingredients well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

2- Squeeze a spray of oil from a piece of lemon rind over the surface but in this case don't add the rind to the drink.

Sea Dog

1-2 sugar cubes

2 dash Angostura bitters

2 orange wedges

2 lemon wedges

2/3 measure /1 tsp Scotch

1 measure Benedictine

2 measure soda water

1- Put the sugar cube at the bottom of a highball glass, add the bitters and allow to soaking sugar.

2- Add orange and lemon wedges and, using a muddler press the juices from the fruits.

3-Fill the glass with cracked ice

4- Add the whisky and Benedictine and mix together well with a swizzle stick.

5- Add soda water and garnish with a maraschino cherry.


1- 1/2 measure bourbon

2.5ml Angostura bitters

5 measure Coca- Cola

1-Add the first two ingredients to a highball glass containing plenty of cracked ice.

2- Stir briskly and then top up with cola.

3- Serve with a swizzle stick for further stirring.


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