4 Classic Whisky Cocktails (hacked!)

Whisky Sour 

 

Serves 2

 

INGREDIENTS

 

For the super simple syrup:

½ cup castor sugar 

½ cup hot water 

Glass jar

 

For the cocktail:

4 tots  (120ml) Scottish Leader Signature Whisky  

2 tots (60ml) lemon juice 

1 tot (30ml) sugar syrup

Handful ice cubes

 

Serving suggestion:

2 maraschino cherries

 

METHOD

 

For the super simple syrup:

 

  1. Combine the sugar and hot water in a jar and shake vigorously until the sugar has dissolved. *Chef’s Tip: This simple syrup can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 months. 

 

For the cocktail:

 

  1. Fill 2 tumbler glasses with half the ice. 

  2. Add the Scottish Leader Signature Whisky into a glass bottle. Add the lemon juice, a tot of the simple syrup and the remaining ice cubes. Shake for 20 seconds. 

  3. Strain the whisky cocktail into the glasses. 

  4. Garnish each cocktail with a maraschino cherry. 

  5. Serve immediately and ENJOY!

 

Classic Old Fashioned 

 

Serves 2

 

INGREDIENTS

 

For the simple orange bitters:

2 tots (60ml) vodka

1 tsp honey

2 strips orange peel 

3 cardamom pods, cracked 

1 clove

¼ tsp grated nutmeg

 

For the cocktail: 

4 tots (120ml) Scottish Leader 12 Year Old Whisky 

2 tsp sugar + extra to grill orange slices 

½ tsp prepared orange bitters

Ice cubes, to fill 2 glasses  

1 orange slice, sliced in half 

 

METHOD

 

For the simple orange bitters:

 

  1. Combine the vodka, honey, orange peel and spices in a jar and warm in the microwave for 30 seconds. Seal the jar and allow to steep overnight.

 

For the cocktail: 

 

  1. Preheat the oven to grill on the highest temperature.

  2. Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar into each glass tumbler. Drop over the bitters until sugar looks saturated. 

  3. Fill both glasses with ice cubes. 

  4. Pour 2 shots Scottish Leader 12 Year Old Whisky into each tumbler and stir to infuse. 

  5. Sprinkle sugar over each orange half-slice to cover and caramelise under the oven grill. Skewer on a cocktail stick before placing in the cocktails as a garnish. 

  6. Serve and ENJOY!

 

Whisky Smash 

 

Serves 2

 

INGREDIENTS

 

For the flavoured ice:

Handful small fresh mint leaves 

2-3 lemons, sliced

 

For the simple syrup:

½ cup castor sugar 

½ cup hot water 

Glass jar

 

For the cocktail:

4 tots (120ml) Scottish Leader Original Whisky 

2tots (60ml) simple syrup 

 

Serving suggestion:

Handful fresh mint, to garnish

 

METHOD

 

For the flavoured ice:

 

  1. Cut the lemon slices into quarters. Fill a 12-hole ice tray with fresh mint leaves and the cut lemon and pour over water. Freeze overnight.

 

For the simple syrup:

 

  1. To prepare a super simple syrup, combine the sugar and hot water in a jar and shake vigorously until the sugar has dissolved.*Chef’s Tip: This simple syrup can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 months. 

 

For the cocktail:s

 

  1. Add the flavoured ice into a resealable bag and smash, using a rolling pin. This is a simple trick to muddle the flavours and create crushed ice in one go. 

  2. Fill 2 tumbler glasses with the crushed ice, mint and lemon.

  3. Pour 2 tots Scottish Leader Original Whisky and 1 tot simple syrup into each glass. 

  4. Garnish each Whisky Smash with a sprig of fresh mint and ENJOY!

 

5-Minute Dom Pedro 

 

Serves 2

 

INGREDIENTS

 

For the chocolate rim:

½ slab (40g) dark chocolate

 

For the cocktail:

4 tots (120ml) Scottish Leader Original Whisky 

4 large scoops vanilla ice cream 

½ cup milk, of choice

 

Serving suggestion:

½ bar milk chocolate 

2 hollow wafer straws, to garnish 

 

METHOD                  

 

For the chocolate rim:

 

  1. Break the chocolate into bite-sized pieces and add to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 15-second intervals until melted, stirring in between. 

  2. Dip the rim of a martini glass into the melted chocolate, about 1 cm deep. Tilt the glass slightly to create the wavy effect. Turn over the glass and allow the chocolate to slowly drip down the sides.Repeat with the second martini glass. Place the glasses in the fridge for the chocolate to set. 

 

For the cocktail:

 

  1. Blend together the Scottish Leader Original Whisky, ice cream and milk until thick and creamy. 

  2. Pour the Dom Pedro mixture into the chocolate-rimmed glasses.

  3. To garnish, use a vegetable peeler to shave thin pieces of chocolate over the top of the cocktail. Place a hollow wafer straw into the cocktail, serve immediately and ENJOY!