July 27 is National Scotch Day

With the United States in the middle of a heat wave, National Scotch Day arrived right on time. Thanks to out friends across the Great Pond, Drambuie and Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky, we have these refreshing Scotch cocktail recipes to keep us cool.

Great Pretender

1 part Drambuie

½ part Peach Brandy

½ part Sweet Vermouth

2 parts Chameleon Vanilla Coffee Concentrate

Combine with Ice, Shake, Double-Strain, Garnish with Brandied Cherry

Swing & Swizzle

1 ¼  parts Drambuie

1 ¼  parts Vanilla Coffee

½   parts Campari

½ parts Lemon juice

2 parts Ginger beer


Angostura Bitters

In a tall glass place 6 mint leaves at the bottom and lightly muddle.  Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour all ingredients in but ginger beer and bitters. Add ginger beer and top with more crushed ice. Give the cocktail 5 heavy dashes of bitters and garnish with a mint bunch.

Monkey Jam Sour

1 part fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons your favorite jam

1 ½ parts Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky

½ part simply syrup

1 dash orange bitters

½ part soda water

Combine the lemon juice and the jam in a jar. Shake vigorously until mixed. Pour the jam mixture, whisky, simple syrup, and bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for a minute. Strain over fresh ice cubes in a tall glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and serve.


Show Me the Money

1½ parts Monkey Shoulder

1 part Drambuie

3 parts Apple Juice

4 fresh mint leaves

Shake all the ingredients together and double strain into an ice filled highball glass. Garnish with a banana slice and mint leaf.


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