Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Celebrate New Year's with Scottish Drinks

I found these on line at RAMPARTS SCOTLAND. COM and decided they needed to be shared with all of you!
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Some people might say that Drambuie on its own is the perfect drink but others feel it necessary to add other flavours to the recipe (said to have given by Bonnie Prince Charlie to members of theMackinnon clan who helped him to escape after the defeat at Culloden in 1746). So here are a number of cocktails which include Drambuie.

Don't be too concerned about "centilitres" or "millilitres" or "tablespoons" - just use the same measures for each liquid ingredient.

5 cl Drambuie
5 cl Malibu rum
5 cl Cherry brandy
10 cl Lemonade
Just pour the ingredients into a glass and stir.

Black Tartan
1 part Johnnie Walker Black whisky
1 part Irish whisky
1 part Drambuie
1 1/2 part Kahlua
Shake with ice and strain over ice.

Christmas Pudding
100 ml Southern Comfort
100 ml Drambuie
500 ml Guinness stout
Add Southern Comfort and then Drambuie in a large goblet. Top up with draught or chilled Guinness.

Cumulus #1
3 cl Drambuie
1.5 cl Tia maria
1 cl Cream
1 Egg yolk
2 teaspoons sugar
Shake well with ice. Serve in frosted glass and sprinkle with powdered coffee or nutmeg.

Dancing Leprechaun
1 1/2 oz Irish whisky
3/4 oz Drambuie
3/4 oz Lemon juice
Ginger ale
Twist of Lemon peel
Shake with ice. Strain into glass with ice cubes. Add a twist of lemon.

Jack Frost
2 tblsp Jack Daniels
1 tblsp Drambuie
1 dash Grenadine
1/4 cup Sweet and sour mix
1/4 cup Orange juice
Combine all the ingredients over ice in a glass.

1.5 oz single malt Scotch
1.0 oz Drambuie or Glayva
2.5 oz Rose's Lime Juice
Shake gently and pour over ice in old fashioned glass.

Loch Lomond
2 oz Scotch whisky
1/2 oz Drambuie
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1 twist of Lemon peel
In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the Scotch, Drambuie, and vermouth. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the twist of lemon peel.

1 cl Drambuie
1 cl Orange liqueur (such as Gran Marnier)
1 cl Bailey's irish cream
2/3 cl Milk
Pour in order.

Umbrella Man Special
6 cl Vodka
6 cl Kahlua
6 cl Bailey's irish cream
6 cl Grand Marnier
6 cl Drambuie
Mix all ingredients in a shaker. Serve with straw and ice cubes and put a cocktail umbrella beside the straw in the glass.

Warm Woolly Sheep
1 measure Scotch whisky
1 1/2 measure Drambuie
Fill with warm Milk
Mix Scotch and Drambuie, top with warm milk.

Ginger Wine
Ginger wine has been a popular drink for cold winter's nights - or as an addition to whisky to make a "Whisky Mac". This recipe is adapted from the original published in Mrs Beeton's famous work and makes 4.5 litres (8 pints).

4.5 litres (8 pints) water 1.4 kg (3 lb) sugar One lemon - zest and juice 1 tsp fresh yeast 110g (4 oz) raisins, stoned and chopped 40g (1½ oz) ginger, peeled and bruised 75 ml (2½ fl oz) brandy

Add the water, sugar, lemon zest and bruised ginger to a very clean saucepan. Bring to the boil, simmer for 1 hour. Remove any scum and transfer to a large bowl. When it is luke-warm, add the yeast and leave overnight.
Next day, strain the lemon juice and add to the mix along with the chopped raisins. Place everything in a suitable vessel.
Stir the wine every day for 14 days. Add the brandy. Stop the vessel down by degrees and in a few weeks it will be ready to bottle.


Sharon said...

Yum, I'm off to get some paper to copy some of these down!

I read a comment you made at J. Kaye's about wanting to do more knitting and still read. Here's my suggestion: audio books, an iPod with books downloaded. I love mine!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hey, I'm getting a buzz just from reading the ingredients! LOL.

I'm happy to be able to visit your blog again...a computer geek fixed my computer and enabled my Firefox, so I can visit sites with lots of STUFF now.