Bobby Burns

Bobby Burns

Bobby Burns is a timeless whisky cocktail that pays homage to the great Scottish poet - Robert Burns.

Talking about history, there are multiple theories about its origin. One of the earliest mentions of Bobby Burns cocktail recipe is in a cocktail book that was published in 1902. However, it is referred to as Baby Burns in the book. Next time, it appeared again in another bar book in 1908. This time, it was called Robert Burns. The recipe mentioned in that bar book involved one dash of absinthe, one dash of orange bitters, one part vermouth, and two parts Irish whiskey. Later on, Bobby Burns cocktail recipe, made using scotch whisky appeared in many bar books and cocktail manuals. Soon enough, it became a staple scotch whisky cocktail served across bars and parties. 

Bobby Burns recipe is similar to several classic whisky cocktails. It combines scotch whisky, vermouth and Bénédictine, a French herbal liqueur. The liqueur adds warm and spicy notes, vermouth brings in a slightly sweet flavour with a hint of bitter and the Oban Scotch whisky makes a perfect base to bring all the ingredients together. 

The key ingredient in Bobby Burns cocktail recipe is Oban Scotch. This exceptional scotch whisky exudes unparalleled character and charm, just like the town it comes from. A rich heritage that spans over two decades, Oban Distillery was built before the town itself. Oban Scotch is meticulously crafted with a traditional recipe that hasn’t changed since its inception in 1794. It’s one of the smallest distilleries and the spirit is aged for 14 years in oak barrels, creating a rich and smooth whisky that has notes of orange peel, smoke, sea salt and honey.

Bobby Burns whisky cocktail has a delectably balanced flavour profile that is sure to please even the most discerning of palates. The whisky cocktail recipe is super simple and you can easily craft this at home. It’s perfect for any occasion and makes a great addition to your celebrations.

Ingredients

  • Oban Scotch Whisky (14 YO) - 25ml
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  • Sweet Vermouth - 25ml
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  • Benedictine - 10ml
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  • Lemon Peel - 1
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  • Ice
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Method

Grab a mixing glass and fill it with ice. Ice is an essential aspect of cocktail mixing as it helps in diluting and chilling the drink. It also aids in enhancing and balancing the flavours of the cocktail. 

Using a measuring cup or a cocktail jigger, measure and pour 25ml Oban Scotch Whisky (14 YO), 25ml of sweet vermouth and 10ml of Benedictine into the mixing glass. Using suitable measuring tools is very important as it helps in crafting a well-balanced cocktail.

Using a bar spoon, stir the ingredients gently until they are combined and the surface of the mixing glass feels chilled. 

Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.

Twist a lemon peel over the drink to release its essential oils and then drop the peel into the drink to garnish.

Bobby Burns

Mixologist: Ashifa Bano

Ingredients

Method

Grab a mixing glass and fill it with ice. Ice is an essential aspect of cocktail mixing as it helps in diluting and chilling the drink. It also aids in enhancing and balancing the flavours of the cocktail. 

Using a measuring cup or a cocktail jigger, measure and pour 25ml Oban Scotch Whisky (14 YO), 25ml of sweet vermouth and 10ml of Benedictine into the mixing glass. Using suitable measuring tools is very important as it helps in crafting a well-balanced cocktail.

Using a bar spoon, stir the ingredients gently until they are combined and the surface of the mixing glass feels chilled. 

Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.

Twist a lemon peel over the drink to release its essential oils and then drop the peel into the drink to garnish.

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Bobby Burns