3 Amazing Burns Night Cocktails To Create At Home – Burns Night (25th January) is a wonderful opportunity to create these delicious at home cocktails in celebration of Robert Burns 262nd birthday. Have fun getting creative from the comfort of your own home and celebrating Burns Night with these delicious tipples:
J&B Rare – J&B Rare Bobby Burns:
A traditional cocktail for Burns Night is The Bobby Burns. Jason Scott, owner of Bramble Bar, has given this classic cocktail a J&B Rare twist:
Ingredients: 50ml J&B Rare, 25ml Balthazar Vermouth, 5ml Benedictine and 2 dashes of Peychaud Bitters.
Method: Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Pour in all the ingredients. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh lemon peel twist. RRP: £22.50, ABV: 40%
Available from: Waitrose, thewhiskyexchange.com masterofmalt.com and Justerini & Brooks
Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky – The Cotswolds Old Fashioned
Tryanuary is a great month to change your perceptions and try something new. Why not raise a glass to our Scottish friends and toast Robert Burns with a cocktail made with an English single malt whisky from the Cotswolds? The Cotswolds Old Fashioned:
Ingredients: 60ml Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, 10ml maple syrup and 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Method: dissolve the whisky and maple syrup in a cocktail jar or glass. Add ice and stir continuously for dilution. Add the bitters, more ice and stir a few more times. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass, express orange peel around the glass. Garnish with the orange peel and serve. Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky RRP: from £39 for a 700ml bottle. ABV: 46%
Available from: waitrose.com, majestic.co.uk, thewhiskyexchange.com, Harrods, Laithwaites, cotswoldsdistillery.com and selected Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.
Bring the warmth of Mexico to your Burns Night Celebrations with Storywood Speyside 14 Añejo Tequila. This delicious tequila has the heart of Mexico and the soul of Scotland with 100% agave liquid expertly aged in single malt whisky casks from Speyside and is perfect for cocktail creation.
Ingredients: 50ml Speyside 14 Añejo, 10ml agave syrup, orange peel, 2 dashes of bitters
Method: Stir half the tequila and with three cubes of ice in a glass. Add agave syrup, bitters and two more ice cubes, before stirring again. Add rest of tequila before stirring once more. Add more ice cubes if room and garnish with an orange peel. Storywood Speyside 14 Añejo Tequila: RRP £47.45 for 700ml. ABV: 40%
Available from: amazon.co.uk, masterofmalt.com, thewhiskyexchange.com and storywoodtequila.com