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19 Whisky Cocktails You Must Drink This Burns Night

Scotchy scotch scotch. Subtext: Burns Night is coming.

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1. A Scotch Mist at Dirty Martini

There's both three wood whisky and blood orange liqueur in this cocktail, so it's like eating blood oranges in a wild Scottish woods. I think. Maybe. Just go drink it.
Michael Franke

There's both three wood whisky and blood orange liqueur in this cocktail, so it's like eating blood oranges in a wild Scottish woods. I think. Maybe. Just go drink it.

2. A FaLaLa & Co at East London Liquor Company

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What's in this drink that makes it so special? PEAR AND LAVENDAR JAM MY FRIENDS. This is actual pear and lavender jam shaken with whisky and fino sherry, before they go ahead and stick some pine in it too for good measure. Robbie would approve.

3. When a Scotch Punched a Swede at Milroy's

Milroy's is an amazing whisky shop that's just launched a secret downstairs whisky bar. And in that secret downstairs whisky bar there is many a whisky cocktail to be had. This one is my favourite though: it's 10 year old Ardbeg whisky (cos I'm fancy), Flaganspunch (no, I don't know what that is either), vermouth and orange bitters.
Milroy's

Milroy's is an amazing whisky shop that's just launched a secret downstairs whisky bar. And in that secret downstairs whisky bar there is many a whisky cocktail to be had. This one is my favourite though: it's 10 year old Ardbeg whisky (cos I'm fancy), Flaganspunch (no, I don't know what that is either), vermouth and orange bitters.

4. A Quinine Essence at Whistling Shop

Single malt, quinine syrup, chilled cassia (basically cinnamon) and smoked paprika, that's then set on fire. It's like if a Scottish Willie Wonka got into cocktails. Or a pyromaniac.
Whistling Shop

Single malt, quinine syrup, chilled cassia (basically cinnamon) and smoked paprika, that's then set on fire. It's like if a Scottish Willie Wonka got into cocktails. Or a pyromaniac.

5. The Laird of Lassies at Mr Fogg's

A whisky tipple made with 10 year old Glenmorangie (a beautiful Scottish whisky), fig jam and honey syrup (YUM). Oh, and a little soda for bubbles.
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A whisky tipple made with 10 year old Glenmorangie (a beautiful Scottish whisky), fig jam and honey syrup (YUM). Oh, and a little soda for bubbles.

6. A Tartan From Salvatore's Bar

The most Scottish drink ever. Cocktail of Lairds and Highland kings. Created by the "World's Best Bartender", Salvatore Calabrese and filled with Drambuie, dandelion bitters and heather and lavender soda. To be honest, I'd take a glass of the latter all on it's own.
Paul Griffiths

The most Scottish drink ever. Cocktail of Lairds and Highland kings. Created by the "World's Best Bartender", Salvatore Calabrese and filled with Drambuie, dandelion bitters and heather and lavender soda. To be honest, I'd take a glass of the latter all on it's own.

7. A Long Islay Ice Tea at Blind Pig

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Yes, this is whisky and coke (with malted juniper for good measure). But WAIT, hear me out. This isn't just any whisky and coke. For some reason, when you add a peaty whisky (like the Laphroaig in this) to cola, MAGIC HAPPENS. It just tastes so freaking good. So, it's not really sacrilege pouring coke over your good whisky, as long as it's peaty.

8. A Mac Daddy at Cocktail Trading Company

This is a special Burns Night cocktail created by cocktail Trading Company for R&B Distillers – a new Scottish whisky brand – available on Burns Night. So make sure you drink it while you still can, because it is loaded with ginger wine, golden syrup and whisky and is therefore delicious. You even get a brandy snap on top.
Cocktail Trading Company

This is a special Burns Night cocktail created by cocktail Trading Company for R&B Distillers – a new Scottish whisky brand – available on Burns Night. So make sure you drink it while you still can, because it is loaded with ginger wine, golden syrup and whisky and is therefore delicious. You even get a brandy snap on top.

9. Dram-a On The Northern Line at Cahoots

What-ho old chap! Of course underground 40's-themed Cahoots has got a good strong scotch drink on the menu. This is like a chocolate-cherry whisky bonbon, thanks to chocolate and cherry wine liqueurs.
Cahoots

What-ho old chap! Of course underground 40's-themed Cahoots has got a good strong scotch drink on the menu. This is like a chocolate-cherry whisky bonbon, thanks to chocolate and cherry wine liqueurs.

10. A Forager at Mac & Wild

Can you bottle happiness? Quite possibly, if this Mac & Wild cocktail is anything to go by. They've launched a new range of ready-to-drink Scottish cocktails that are full of nostalgic highland flavours, like whisky, whisky and more whisky. The Forager has pine tincture and heather honey in it, which sounds amazing, but tbh they all sound amazing, so maybe just drink all of them.
Roy Moussa

Can you bottle happiness? Quite possibly, if this Mac & Wild cocktail is anything to go by. They've launched a new range of ready-to-drink Scottish cocktails that are full of nostalgic highland flavours, like whisky, whisky and more whisky.

The Forager has pine tincture and heather honey in it, which sounds amazing, but tbh they all sound amazing, so maybe just drink all of them.

11. A Betty Careless at the Ivy Market Grill

1. I LOVE the name of this drink. 2. This has lavendar-infused agave in it, and i'm so into that 3. It also has 12 year old Chivas Regal whisky in it, and I'm pretty damn into that too 4. It ALSO has Ardbeg Uigeadail in it. That's ANOTHER WHISKY. This is a DOUBLE whisky drink. In summary: drink this, for it is good.
Ivy Market Grill

1. I LOVE the name of this drink. 2. This has lavendar-infused agave in it, and i'm so into that 3. It also has 12 year old Chivas Regal whisky in it, and I'm pretty damn into that too 4. It ALSO has Ardbeg Uigeadail in it. That's ANOTHER WHISKY. This is a DOUBLE whisky drink. In summary: drink this, for it is good.

12. A Hot Toddy at The Shed

What's better than whisky? HOT WHISKY. 'Nuff said.
The Shed

What's better than whisky? HOT WHISKY. 'Nuff said.

13. A Sâm Banh at Sexy Fish

This is a sexy, sexy whisky drink. This is the Megan Fox of whisky drinks. Look at that glass. So streamlined. So fancy. And inside? 21 year old whisky, preserved lemon and champagne. BOOM. *mic drop*
Paul Winch-Furness

This is a sexy, sexy whisky drink. This is the Megan Fox of whisky drinks. Look at that glass. So streamlined. So fancy. And inside? 21 year old whisky, preserved lemon and champagne. BOOM. *mic drop*

14. A Bobby Burns at Boisdale

If you want a little taste of Scotland down in London, Boisdale is what you want. They're like the kings of the Scottish bar. This is a proper Burns Night-appropriate cocktail (check the name), and has Monkey Shoulder whisky , vermouth and benedictine. No mucking about here.
Boisdale

If you want a little taste of Scotland down in London, Boisdale is what you want. They're like the kings of the Scottish bar. This is a proper Burns Night-appropriate cocktail (check the name), and has Monkey Shoulder whisky , vermouth and benedictine. No mucking about here.

15. A Spiced Walnut Old Fashioned at West Thirty Six

Whisky Old Fashioned's are my JAM. And this one is an even better version, as it has walnut bitters and pimento dram (this tastes like allspice) in it.
West Thirty Six

Whisky Old Fashioned's are my JAM. And this one is an even better version, as it has walnut bitters and pimento dram (this tastes like allspice) in it.

16. A Lo Scozzese at Daphne's

Whisky with Marsala wine, plum liqueur, earl grey tea, vanilla and burnt cinnamon bark. This is how high tea ~should~ be done.
Daphne's

Whisky with Marsala wine, plum liqueur, earl grey tea, vanilla and burnt cinnamon bark. This is how high tea ~should~ be done.

17. An Old Pal at The Ivy

Oh hey old pal. How are you doing? Still vermouth-y? Still got loads of whisky and Campari? Ok, great, you can get in my mouth now then.
The Ivy

Oh hey old pal. How are you doing? Still vermouth-y? Still got loads of whisky and Campari? Ok, great, you can get in my mouth now then.

18. A King Boo at Basement Sate

Scotch whisky, mint syrup and peat. All the things you need to feel royal (and have minty fresh breath).
Basement Sate

Scotch whisky, mint syrup and peat. All the things you need to feel royal (and have minty fresh breath).

19. An Old Fashioned at Le Caprice

You cannot beat an Old Fashioned, and Le Caprice does theirs notoriously well. Plus the restaurant is blimmin' stunning, so this is a great way to sneak in and enjoy the surroundings if all you can afford is a cocktail.
Le Caprice

You cannot beat an Old Fashioned, and Le Caprice does theirs notoriously well. Plus the restaurant is blimmin' stunning, so this is a great way to sneak in and enjoy the surroundings if all you can afford is a cocktail.