15 Scotch Cocktails: A Guide To The Best Whisky Concoctions

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Glasses of scotch cocktailsForget about your usual drink; why not try something new? Whether you're looking for the perfect strong whiskey or just need that little boost in energy before lunchtime rolls around. Here are 15 amazing scotch cocktails to get those cravings on!

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1. Blue Blazer

A glass of Blue Blazer

The Hot Toddy is a classic wintertime drink that has been enjoyed for generations. This variation on the original recipe features scotch as its base, which imparts sweet flavors with hints of cinnamon and honey when combined with sugar.

Get the recipe here.

2. Mamie Taylor

A glass of Mamie Taylor

This stunning cocktail has become a popular variation of the Scotch recipe during the early 20th century. Its ingredients are carefully selected to deliver maximum refreshment and taste, but the formula still follows the simple recipe of a whisky highball. 

One of its best characteristics is the taste of zingy ginger, which comes from the ginger beer. Ginger has always been known as a good ingredient to be combined with whisky. It balances the depth of whisky which is shown in this recipe.

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3. Bobby Burns

A glass of Bobby Burns

This Scotch cocktail recipe is one of the most classic cocktails that date back to what is commonly known as the golden age of adult beverages. 

Nobody knows if this drink is actually named after Robert Burns, who is a famous Scottish poet in the 1700s, or one cigar salesman at the bar where this drink originated, but regardless of who it is named after, it still won’t stop us from enjoying this delicious scotch drink!

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4. Rusty Nail

A glass of Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail is a simple scotch cocktail recipe that has been around in bars and restaurants for decades already. It is one of the classics and is perfect as a nightcap after taking your dinner.

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5. Scotch And Soda

A glass of Scotch and Soda

The simple Scotch And Soda recipe is a match made in heaven. You may think that such a cocktail that uses only two ingredients would not be able to deliver much in terms of taste, but this unique combination is still able to make a drink that is much more than each of its ingredients. You will be in for a big surprise with this Scotch cocktail drink!

Get the recipe here.

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6. Blood & Sand

A glass of Blood & Sand

The Blood & Sand cocktail has risen to popularity and become an instant classic since its invention way back in 1930. Its two main ingredients, scotch, and vermouth are given a blood-red color by Heering cherry liqueur. Aside from this, orange juice is also added to provide it with a citrusy sweetness, representing the sand.

Get the recipe here.

7. Bee Sting

A glass of Bee Sting Cocktail

The use of exotic ingredients gives this Scotch cocktail a taste that is unlike any other. Bärenjäger, a German honey liqueur, adds an extra sweet and botanical flavor to the drink while Fernet-Branca cools it down with its bitterness in every sip you take!

Get the recipe here.

8. Penicillin Cocktail

A glass of Penicillin cocktail

The Penicillin is a modern classic cocktail with an excellent Whiskey Sour-like taste. The peaty flavors are beautifully highlighted in the mix, which you'll enjoy even if Scotch isn't your native drink! 

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9. Scotch Sour

A glass of Scotch Sour cocktail

Would you like to try a cocktail that’s both refreshing and unique? One way is by mixing it with the perfect Scotch. This drink has an initial tartness but finishes smoky due to peat-smoke flavors from scotch blended in!

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10. Godfather

A glass of Godfather cocktail

If you are looking for a drink that has both the sweet flavor of amaretto and spicy finish, then this Scotch cocktail is just what your inner self needs. 

With only two ingredients in it—Scotch whiskey mixed with lemon juice or orange juice--the mixture balances all those nutty qualities without being too overwhelming on either end!

Get the recipe here.

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11. Ruby Queen

Two glasses of Ruby Queen Cocktail

Do you know those drinks that are so unexpected but actually work? Well, this one is the same. Mixing Whiskey with beets and honey lemon juice, or just adding some extra zestiness by twisting them together - it'll make your taste buds sit up in excitement!

Get the recipe here.

12. Whisky in Church

A glass of Whisky In Church

Sherry and scotch whiskey make for a great pair in cocktails, particularly this one from Erik Reichborn-Kjennerud of Dalva in San Francisco. This is a take on Rob Roy, substituting the usual sweet vermouth with rich oloroso sherry to give it some depth.

Get the recipe here.

13. Bloody Mary Queen Of Scotch

Glasses of Bloody Mary Queen of Scotch cocktail

A vodka-based Bloody Mary is a popular choice, but what about when you want to change it up? Blending in some Scotch will add an extra depth and complexity that not many mixed drinks have.

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14. Scotch Julep

A glass of Scotch Julep

Mint juleps are a classic drink that's been around for centuries, and they remain as one of today’s most popular cocktails. One way to make this refreshing glassware even more enjoyable? Use scotch!

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15. Presbyterian

A glass of Presbyterian cocktail

This drink is perfect for colder or warmer weather and will make you feel like autumn or summer has finally arrived. The combination of ginger ale or cherry soda cuts through some sweetness in this alcoholic beverage to create an unforgettable, satisfying classic!

Get the recipe here.

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