The Scurvy Scot
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The Scurvy Scot
Cocktail recipe

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Citrus can cure scurvy, a debilitating condition. Our ancient Scot sailor was suffering from this ailment and learned of the benefits of citrus as a cure. The normal dosage of ... more Citrus can cure scurvy, a debilitating condition. Our ancient Scot sailor was suffering from this ailment and learned of the benefits of citrus as a cure. The normal dosage of citrus required dilution of the juice in water. However, as a good Scot, he only drank "Mother's Milk from Scotland" which, as we all know, is Scotch whisky. To create his cure, our mariner mixed a bit of sweet and a bit of citrus in his daily portion of Scotch. A miraculous cure was the result for the Scurvy Scot!
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Whiskey
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Lime, candy
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38.71% | 3.6 units *

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Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a The Scurvy Scot

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Prepare the glass by wiping the rim with a wedge of lime
Muddle the lime juice and brown sugar in the bottom of the glass until the sugar is dissolved
Add the Scotch, swirl, add ice and swirl again
Garnish with lime peel and a rock candy swizzle stick
Serve and be healthy!
~ To make your own rock candy swizzle stick see here: http: www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Sugar-Crystals-on-a-Stick/ ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Rim  ·  Muddle  ·  Garnish  ·  Swizzle  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use a different type of whiskey for The Scurvy Scot?

Absolutely, while The Scurvy Scot recommends a specific whiskey volume, the type can vary based on personal preference. Whether you prefer a smoother blend or a single malt with more character, feel free to experiment to suit your taste.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with The Scurvy Scot?

A lime wedge is the recommended garnish for The Scurvy Scot. It complements the lime juice used in the cocktail and adds a fresh, zesty appearance. You can also experiment with a twist of lime peel for an elegant touch.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a best way to serve The Scurvy Scot for maximum enjoyment?

The Scurvy Scot is best served in a whisky glass, with the cocktail maintaining a cold temperature for that refreshing taste. Serving it over a large ice sphere or cube can slow down the dilution, allowing you to savor the whiskey's full flavor longer.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in The Scurvy Scot compare to a standard whiskey shot?

The Scurvy Scot has an alcohol content of 38.71%, which is somewhat higher than the average shot of whiskey at about 40% alcohol by volume (ABV). Given the drink’s total volume is 93ml, including the mixers, it actually makes for a lighter alternative to a straight shot of whiskey when considering the total alcohol intake.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I make a sweeter version of The Scurvy Scot?

Yes, to create a sweeter version of The Scurvy Scot, you can increase the amount of sugar or use a sweetener like honey or maple syrup. Adjusting the lime juice quantity can also help balance the sweetness to your liking.

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