Our favourite cocktails; perfect for Burns Night | The Lakes Distillery Our favourite cocktails; perfect for Burns Night – The Lakes Distillery

Each year on the 25th January, people around the world celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns on Burns Night.
You don’t need an excuse to enjoy a classic whisky cocktail but, if you did, this would be at the top of our list.

An evening for whisky lovers everywhere to end the January doldrums in style, with music, storytelling, Scottish fare and, of course, whisky.

And, with no better place than the comfort of your own home to experience something new, this year, why not raise a toast in style with one of our favourite whisky serves.

The One Fine Blended Whisky is a well-rounded and characterful whisky created with the versatility to suit all occasions. ideal for cocktail-making, using our latest expression, we have brought together a selection of our favourite recipes for you to enjoy.

The Old Fashioned 

This is the quintessential whisky cocktail. Classic, smooth and balanced,  this is the original whisky cocktail; the world’s first.

Muddle one sugar cube and two dashes of Angostura Bitters with one bar  spoon of water at the bottom of a chilled tumbler.
Add 60ml of The One and stir. Add one large ice cube, or three or four smaller cubes, and stir again until chilled and the sugar is fully diluted.
Twist the orange twist over the cocktail to release essential oils, then slip the twist on the side of the glass.

The Manhattan

A bold and complex serve dating back to the 1800’s, there are many variations of The Manhattan, but only one is the classic; two parts whisky, one part sweet vermouth and bitters.

Fill a mixing glass with ice and add 50ml of The One, 25ml of Rosso Vermouth, 5ml of Luxardo, and 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters.
Stir until chilled and strain into a pre-chilled Coupe glass.
Garnish with a cherry and a slice of lemon.

The Boulevardier

The Boulevardier was created in Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, and is whisky’s forerunner to the Negroni traditionally serving ingredients in equal parts.

Fill a tumbler with cubed ice before adding 20ml of The One whisky, 20ml of Sweet Rosso Vermouth and 20ml of Campari. Stir well, and garnish with a pink grapefruit twist.

The Penicillin

Created in New York in the early 2000’s this is a stylish adaptation of the Whisk(e)y Sour; perfect for a winter’s night.

Add 50ml of The One, 25ml of lemon juice and 20ml of honey ginger syrup to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
Top with 10ml of Ardbeg and garnish with a piece of candied ginger or lemon zest.

The Whisky Highball

A classic, timeless and easy to make serve. The addition of water brings out the natural flavours and characters of whisky beautifully and, in softening the strength, makes a refreshing drink.

Fill a tall glass with ice and add 50ml of The One. Usually you would top with Soda Water and enjoy, but we recommend you try topping the whisky with Fever-Tree Ginger Ale for a wonderfully refreshing, warm and spiced highball.

To add an alternative soundtrack to your Burn’s Night celebration, you can enjoy your whisky cocktails listening to our Burns Night playlist (on Spotify).

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