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Scotch Cocktails

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On Living Today we are always getting calls asking what to do with the bottle of Scotch in the back of the liquor cabinet.  For all my cocktail recipe needs, I turn to Allen Katz, and today he answers that very question!  So find that bottle of Scotch that you have on hand, and try one (or more) of these recipes today.

ALARMING CLARITY
2 1/4 ounces Scotch whisky
3/4 ounce Italian vermouth
1/2 teaspoon Pernod
2 dashes orange bitters

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
 
NEWS & POLITICS
2 ounces Scotch whisky
1 ounce ruby port
1/2 ounce French vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
 
Stir ingredients over ice until exceedingly well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
 
OH, ABERDEEN
2 ounces Scotch whisky
1 ounce French vermouth
1 teaspoon absinthe
1 dash Peychaud's bitters

Stir ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
 
MIGHTY GALLOWAY
1 1/2 ounces Scotch
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce Italian vermouth
1/2 ounce Combier Triple Sec
 
Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Comments (5)

  • How is French vermouth different from Italian? I am used to sweet or dry, red or white. What should I use in these recipes?

  • These sound great but I have the same question: is it white or red or sweet ir dry vermouth? Please respond. Thank you

  • French Vermouth, is the white and dry

  • Absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Peat Monster scotch. Thank you, Allen Katz, for sharing your fabulous finds on the Cocktail Hour!

  • White cloud never promise the sky where and when she will go, but she will be accompanied by your side morning and evening. Star never promise the night to bring him a light, but he is hard to twinkle; The Scenery never says to eye to be forever, but always been beautiful;

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