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9 delicious drinks you can make with Ballantine’s blended whisky

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Got yourself a bottle of Ballantine’s blended scotch whisky? Wanna know how to drink it in style? You’ve come to the right place.

Blended whisky is a result of different scotch whiskies from various distilleries, combined together into a single expression. There’s no limit on the number of whiskies that can be used. A bit like how there’s no limit on how it can be enjoyed. By mixing different grains from different distilleries, a blended bottle has a complex flavour profile, making it the perfect spirit for cocktail hour.

There’s no wrong way to drink blended scotch whisky. Serve it with a mixer, shake it up with your go-to ingredients or pour it over ice. But if you’re looking for inspiration, here’s some of our favourite blended whisky drinks.

Whisky Sour

Nothing beats this classic whisky drink. It’s ease, timeless style and sweet and sour freshness makes it a winner for any at-home bartender. Mix up your blended whisky in a traditional Whisky Sour recipe or shake up your own take with your favourite flavours. Get inspired by our Whisky Sour variations including a Passion Fruit Sour that’s guaranteed to get the crowd talking.

Apple Pop

If you’re feeling fruity, this blended scotch cocktail is one you’ll want to save for later. The popping mix of soda water, apple juice and whisky is light and refreshing yet still packs a serious flavour punch. It’s easy enough to pour a few rounds so grab them apples and get shaking.

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Apple Pop Spritz

Zippy, fresh, and light, the Apple Pop is a low-octane cocktail that still packs a serious flavour punch.

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Iced Sweet Tea

This sweet and refreshing pick-me-up is guaranteed to make you MVP of the BBQ. If it doesn’t rain, that is.

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Sweet Iced Tea

No matter the weather, this pick-me-up is the perfect summer cocktail for mixing up with blended whisky. It’s got all the sweetness of your favourite childhood drink with the warming spiced notes of Ballantine’s Finest. So grab a bottle and mix up a round of Whisky Iced Tea.

Whisky Cola

The Whisky Cola cocktail is timeless. Fact. You really can’t go wrong. Mixers highlight the complex flavours of blended whisky and this fizz shines a light on its sweetness. Add a squeeze of lime or lemon for a bit of tang and you’ve got yourself a night to remember.

Scotch on the Rocks

Sometimes all you need is ice. Our 30 Year Old blended whisky is best served on the rocks with a super-sized ice cube that gently melts to cool its layered flavours. Take your time to sip and savour this classic blended whisky drink.

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Whisky on the Rocks

As the pinnacle in the Ballantine’s range, the 30 year old has been garnished with a simple cube of ice, in order to accentuate its natural depth and layers.

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Whisky Ginger Julep

This may look like a standard julep but inside that tin cup is a delicious secret: lime and ginger. Mix it up for a spicy sweet hit suitable for any occasion.

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Spiced Julep

This secret spin on a classic mint julep is actually one hell of a spicy, sweet surprise. Lime and ginger bring out the spiced flavours of Ballantine’s blended 12 Year Old, making a cocktail that’ll delight a crowd even if the sun isn’t playing ball. Get the recipe for our Spiced Whisky Julep and turn the speakers up.

 

Boulevardier

Put a whisky twist on the Negroni with a blended scotch Boulevardier. This short, sweet and slightly sour drink is sure to turn heads. Our favourite kind of reaction.

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Boulevardier

Upgrade a Negroni by swapping out Gin for our Ballantine’s 12 Year Old Whisky and mix up the Boulevardier. Our favourite kind of remix

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Orange Highball

It’s fruity, fun and full of fizz. The Orange Juice Highball is a classic for a reason, but this time we’ve given it extra spritz with a touch of lemon soda. Make up a round of adult OJ and get ready to be coined the MVP of cocktail hour.

Scots Coffee

Whether it’s cloudy, rainy or sunny, this year-round drink is what it’s all about. Cream soda, whisky and espresso mix together for an adventurous combo that’ll have you hailed bartender at every party. It’s a caffeinated cocktail with added spritz. Exactly how we like it.

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Scots Coffee

Your new favourite cocktail has entered the chat… This is one for the adventurous Highball seeker. There’s no Espresso Martini’s around here… we like our coffee cocktails with whisky and an added spritz.

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Which blended whisky should you pick?

No matter how you like your whisky to taste, there’s a Ballantine’s blend for you. Each bottle in our core whisky range has been blended to perfection from our master blender’s favourite, Ballantine’s 12 Year Old whisky to our tropical fruit flavoured spirit drink, Ballantine’s Brasil.

Stay true to an original recipe with our signature Ballantine’s Finest. This award-winning blend is fresh, floral and subtly spiced, perfect for shaking with your favourite ingredients or pairing with a mixer. 

Or for a sweeter serve, check out our latest addition to the Ballantine’s family, American Barrel Finish. Using our classic Ballantine’s blend, but finished in American barrels, this whisky has extra layers of caramel and creamy vanilla.

You’ve also got our Iconic Collection for those after something special. Our 17 Year Old whisky is the world’s first and most awarded of its kind. It’s sweet, smooth and perfect for sharing. Whilst Ballantine’s 21 Year Old is a warming blend with an intense, rich finish.

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