6. Bobby Burns
Another recipe to thank the Scots for. The Bobby Burns is a Burns Night must, drunk in honour of the national poet’s heritage. Beloved for its balance of sweet, herbal and smoky notes, it’s a rich cocktail with a number of variations. However you’ll most likely find it combining equal parts scotch and sweet vermouth with an essential addition of Bénédictine liqueur.
Stir yours over ice and serve neat in a chilled glass with a twist of lemon. And don’t forget to enjoy a few of Robert’s words with each sip.
A relatively recent addition to the list, the Penicillin is a 21st century creation that quickly gained popularity and is now considered one of the world’s best loved whisky drinks. The perfect blend of honey, ginger, and lemon are shaken with whisky before being topped with a float of peat scotch. This creates a truly unique smoky layer that intensifies every sip. The Penicillin’s fiery flavours make it a powerful cocktail, so only order if you’re up for something spicy!