Scotty Special
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Scotty Special
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
An original flavour that is neutral but has a refreshing kick, which somehow works in beautiful harmony. An original flavour that is neutral but has a refreshing kick, which somehow works in beautiful harmony.
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Whiskey
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2.4% | 1.2 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Scotty Special combines coffee liqueur and whiskey with creamy elements, creating a cocktail that's complex yet comforting. The dominant coffee tones, coupled with the subtle whiskey hints, make it a perfect after-dinner indulgence.

Method
How to make a Scotty Special

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Get a nice big tall glass, fill about five-eighths with the cream and milk
Stir in two shots of Tia Maria
Finish with a stylish splash of Jack Daniels and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Scotty Special to integrate the ingredients well?

To properly stir the Scotty Special, start by adding the coffee liqueur and whiskey into the highball glass. Fill the glass with ice to about 3/4 full, then use a long spoon to stir the mixture for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute it slightly. Afterward, top up with milk and cream as desired, and give it a final gentle stir to integrate all the ingredients smoothly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Scotty Special to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve the Scotty Special is cold, in a highball glass with plenty of ice. Since the drink is not shaken, serving it over ice helps to maintain its texture and ensure it stays chilled for longer. Consider using large ice cubes to dilute the cocktail at a slower rate, keeping the flavors concentrated and enjoyable.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute regular milk with a non-dairy alternative in the Scotty Special?

Yes, you can substitute regular milk with a non-dairy alternative in the Scotty Special. Almond milk, oat milk, and coconut milk are great alternatives that can complement the cocktail's flavors. Keep in mind that the taste and texture will vary slightly depending on the type of non-dairy milk used, so you may need to adjust the quantities to achieve the desired creaminess.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Scotty Special suitable for a vegetarian diet?

The Scotty Special is suitable for a vegetarian diet as it does not contain any meat or meat-derived ingredients. However, vegetarians should verify that the brand of cream used does not contain any animal rennet, which is sometimes used in dairy products. For those following a strict vegetarian or vegan diet, opting for non-dairy milk and cream substitutes is advisable.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Scotty Special compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Scotty Special has a relatively low alcohol content at 2.4%, which is significantly lower than the alcohol content typically found in standard cocktails, which can range from 10% to 25% or higher depending on the recipe. This makes the Scotty Special a lighter option, suitable for those who are looking for a less intoxicating beverage or prefer a milder tasting drink.

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