Nessie’s Special Dram
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Nessie’s Special Dram
Cocktail recipe

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Nessie's Special Dram is a cocktail that presents a robust and warming flavor profile, combining the rich sweetness of port with the deep, smoky notes of whiskey. The choice of ... more Nessie's Special Dram is a cocktail that presents a robust and warming flavor profile, combining the rich sweetness of port with the deep, smoky notes of whiskey. The choice of malt, particularly one like Talisker, suggests a nod towards Scottish heritage, evoking the peaty character often associated with Scotch whiskies. Served in a whisky glass, this cocktail is a succinct testament to simplicity, emphasizing the blend of two potent ingredients. Its name, evocative of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, adds a touch of Scottish mystique to the drink. Nessie's Special Dram offers a straightforward, spirit-forward experience for those appreciating a bold and straightforward sip.
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Whiskey
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29% | 1.74 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Nessie’s Special Dram

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir port and Talisker Malt into a whisky glass over ice and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir Nessie's Special Dram to ensure the best flavor?

To ensure the best flavor for Nessie’s Special Dram, fill your whisky glass with ice and add 30ml of port and 30ml of whiskey. Use a long bar spoon to gently stir the mixture for about 20-30 seconds. This process cools the drink and allows the flavors to meld without diluting the cocktail as much as shaking would.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Nessie's Special Dram compare to a standard cocktail?

Nessie’s Special Dram has an alcohol content of 29%, which is higher than many standard cocktails that typically range between 15% to 25% alcohol by volume. This makes it a stronger choice, suitable for those who prefer a more potent drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve Nessie's Special Dram?

The ideal way to serve Nessie's Special Dram is cold, in a whisky glass, stirred not shaken. You may want to consider adding a single large ice cube or sphere to the glass before pouring in the mixed cocktail to keep it cold longer without excessive dilution.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of whiskey for Nessie’s Special Dram?

While the original recipe for Nessie’s Special Dram specifies whiskey, you can experiment with different types of whiskey based on your personal preference. Scotch or Irish whiskey could add interesting dimensions to the drink. However, keep in mind that the choice of whiskey might alter the final taste profile of the cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any recommended customizations for enhancing the flavor of Nessie’s Special Dram?

To enhance the flavor of Nessie’s Special Dram, consider adding a few dashes of bitters to add depth or a twist of lemon or orange peel to introduce a citrusy aroma. Another customization could be using aged port to introduce more complex, woody flavors into the cocktail.

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