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Ballantine’s B2B Cocktails – Whisky Cocktails Served Hot or Cold!

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When the cold nights hit, it’s good to know there are warming drinks options to try if that’s the kinda mood you’re in and well, if you’re not, there’s cold cocktail recipes to choose from too.

We selected four ice cold Ballantine’s whisky cocktails and then turned up the heat for a hot-damn-that’s-good alternative. All taste buds are covered as we go from timeless classics like the Hot Toddy, to serves we can guarantee you’ve never tried before like the Ballantine’s New True Sour. So, whether you like your whisky cocktails served warm or prefer to keep things cool, there’s something for you to enjoy.

See the recipes below and take your pick (or why not try both!).

Round 1: Ballantine’s Hot Chocolate vs Ballantine’s Shake.

Indulgent, rich, chocolatey goodness with a sweet whisky kick. An ideal treat for those days when you feel like going all out.

Whisky Hot Chocolate - Scotch Cocktail Recipe

Whisky Hot Chocolate

This whisky hot chocolate is a sweet tooth’s dream…  throw on all your favourite toppings, there’s no such thing as too much!

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Ballantine’s Finest Shake

Rich and creamy with a kick. If you can’t decide between dessert or whisky, this shake is for you. Strictly for over 18’s.


Round 2: Ballantine’s Mulled Cider vs Ballantine’s Cider Punch.

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We’ve got two tasty options to get the festivities flowing at this weekend’s gathering. Can’t decide if the squad would prefer hot or cold? Serve both!

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Ballantine’s Mulled Cider

Mulled cider with delicious dash of Ballantine’s Finest. A sweet and fragrant treat, perfect for warming up those cold winter nights.

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Hot Apple Cider Whisky Punch Cocktail Recipe

Whisky Apple Cider Punch

This whisky cider punch is the perfect centre piece for any drinks table. Just multiply the recipe by the number of guests so everyone can grab a glass and get involved!

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Round 3: Ballantine’s Hot Toddy vs Ballantine’s Honey & Cinnamon Highball.

We give a Ballantine’s twist on the classic Hot Toddy, but if you prefer to play it cool, give the Honey & Cinnamon Highball a go.

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Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

Curl up by the fire and stir some spice into the cold evenings this winter with this warming classic.

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Honey & Cinnamon Highball - Whisky Recipe -

Whisky, Honey & Cinnamon Highball

Fresh, sweet and super zesty. It’s got all the deliciously satisfying flavours of a Hot Toddy, but this time, we’ve poured it on the rocks.

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Round 4: Ballantine’s Cranberry Christmas Cocktail vs Ballentine’s New True Sour

If you’re looking for festive cocktail recipes then look no further. Both of these seasonal serves are perfect for Christmas drinks parties, to sip on as you decorate the tree, or enjoy on the couch watching your favourite festive film (yes, Die Hard does count).

Whisky Christmas Cocktail: Scotch Recipe

Whisky Christmas Cocktail

Move over Eggnog, see you later mulled wine… Bring in the festive season with a sweet and spicy whisky cocktail. We call it the Ballantine’s Christmas Cocktail, but it tastes just as good 365 days of the year.

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Ballantine's New York Sour

New York Sour

This spiced seasonal whisky cocktail is our answer to the New York Sour.

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