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The 5 Best Scotch Cocktails

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Traditionalist scotch fanatics may scoff at mixing their beloved whisky with anything but a few drops of water, but scotch cocktails (or scotch-tails, as we like to call them) are downright delicious. Here, the best scotch cocktails.

The Rusty Nail doubles down on the Scottish spirit by pairing scotch with Drambuie, a sweet honey scotch liqueur. While the name could admittedly use some work, the double dose of scotch can’t fail.

The Essentials

blended scotch
Drambuie
lemon twist
A spicy, smoky variation on a Whiskey Sour, the Penicillin replaces the Whiskey Sour’s usual bourbon with blended scotch and throws in some ginger. This curative cocktail will save you from the boring cocktail doldrums.

The Essentials

ginger root
blended scotch
lemon juice
A Scotch & Soda is a fine way to make scotch into a long, sippable affair, but the drink lacks pizzaz. The ginger beer in this refreshing drink is worthy of scotch’s smoky intensity.

The Essentials

Blended Scotch
ginger ale
Ice
The Rob Roy is a scotch-based take on the eternal classic, the Manhattan. Smokier, drier and more complex than its rye-based brother, it’s a cocktail best suited for chilly evenings curled up by a fire or in a cozy cocktail bar.

The Essentials

Scotch
Sweet Vermouth
Bitters
Mixing fruit with scotch might not be your first instinct, but Cherry Heering and orange juice perform wonders with scotch in a Blood and Sand. Though the name may seem aggressive, the cocktail is a harmonious, gulpable mix.

The Essentials

Scotch
Sweet Vermouth
Cherry Heering

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