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home in the States, we call it Scotch. Here in its home country, though,
where I've now been living for over six months, it's just plain whisky.
(No, that's not a typo; there's no e in the Scottish version of this
fine malt beverage's name.) Whatever you want to call it, Scotch whisky
makes a swanky addition to your home bar when you realize you're getting
bored of making the same-old same-old vodka-rum-gin cocktails you've
been knocking back since college. Scotch is smoky and strong, complex
and decidedly grown up. Get yourself a bottle of the basic blended stuff
-- not too cheap but not too pricey either, as there's no use wasting
the single malts or fancier blends on mixed drinks -- and start
experimenting. Here are three classic Scotch cocktails to get you
whisky cocktail classics
by Yee-Fan Sun
2 oz. scotch
1 oz. sweet vermouth
dash of Angostura bitters
garnish: maraschino cherry
Up version: Shake or stir all
liquid ingredients with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
On the rocks: Pour the
ingredients over ice in an old-fashioned glass (short glass). Stir,
garnish and serve.
2 oz. Scotch
1 oz. amaretto
Pour the Scotch and amaretto
over ice in an old-fashioned. Give it a stir, and you're ready to start
2 oz. Scotch
1 oz. Drambuie
garnish: lemon twist
Pour the Scotch
and Drambuie over ice in an old-fashioned. Give it a stir, garnish with
a twist of lemon, and enjoy.
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