Whisky Cocktails Perfect For Christmas Sips
Blended Scotch, typically known for its congenial combination of malt and grain whiskies, adds a touch of sophistication to any celebration. Blended Scotch also makes an ideal companion for your Christmas feasts. Whether you're indulging in a succulent roast, savoury appetisers, or decadent desserts, there's a whisky cocktail that can complement every dish.
However, to truly enjoy its essence, spend time crafting a cocktail menu that brings out the very best of the whisky’s flavour profile while highlighting the various ingredients of the season. We are here to help you do just that. Here are five recipes for blended Scotch whisky cocktails that will undoubtedly make your Christmas celebrations a memorable one.
SMOKEY SPICE OLD FASHIONED: To bring a classy twist to your celebrations, nothing can be better than a timeless Smokey Spice Old Fashioned cocktail. Start by muddling a sugar cube with 2 dashes of aromatic bitters and dissolving them with a splash of water to achieve a smooth base. To this add 44 ml of blended Scotch whisky that has a smoky undertone, and stir gently. Pour it over a large ice cube and garnish with orange and cinnamon sticks to make it festive.
YULETIDE TODDY: Nothing is as comforting as a Yuletide Toddy to warm you up on a chilly winter night. A soothing blend of 44 ml blended Scotch whisky with hot water, honey, and a dash of lemon, this cocktail makes for a lovely warm drink in the evening. In a heat-resistant glass, pour the blended Scotch. Then add hot water and stir it with 7 ml honey till it dissolves into the concoction. Squeeze a lemon wedge over the drink and drop it into the glass. Your drink is ready to be served.
FESTIVE CRANBERRY SOUR: If you need an excuse to add more festive colour, you can do it with a Festive Cranberry Sour cocktail. Add 59 ml blended Scotch whisky in a cocktail shaker along with 29 ml fresh cranberry juice, 7 ml simple syrup, and a splash of lime juice, and shake well with ice. Strain the concoction into a chilled glass and garnish with cranberries. The result is a refreshing and invigorating cocktail.
WINTER WONDERLAND HIGHBALL: To lighten up the evening, consider making a Winter Wonderland Highball cocktail. Add 59 ml blended Scotch whisky to a highball glass filled with ice, topping it off with 118 ml ginger ale and a splash of cranberry juice. Stir the concoction gently, making sure that the drink doesn’t lose out on its effervescence. To bring in a Christmasy touch, garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a few cranberries.
MISTLETOE MARTINI: Toast to the merriment of the season with an elegant glass of Mistletoe Martini, a drink that exudes charm and sophistication with every sip. In a cocktail shaker, add 59 ml blended Scotch whisky, 14 ml orange liqueur, and 14 ml vermouth, and shake it well with ice. Strain the drink and pour it into a chilled martini glass. Serve the drink with a vibrant orange twist garnish. The cocktail will be a hit for anyone who can appreciate a well-crafted drink.
Celebrate December with warm memories shared over exquisite glasses of blended Scotch whisky cocktails, allowing its nuanced flavours to weave a seamless flow of conversations. Cheers to a festive season brimming with love, laughter and joy!