Give me a drink with Scotch.

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If you're looking for a delightful cocktail that features Scotch whisky as the star, there are a few fantastic options to choose from, each offering a unique experience tailored to different tastes and occasions. Here are a few recommendations: One of the highest-rated choices is the Scotch Whisky Highball. With an impressive rating of 4.9/5, this cocktail stands out for its simplicity and elegance. A blend of rich Scotch whisky and sparkling soda water, it offers a refreshing and crisp flavor that's perfect for a warm evening or as a dinner companion. It's the epitome of minimalistic mixology, making it a timeless choice that appeals to both casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike. If you're leaning toward a cocktail with a bit more complexity and warmth, the Whisky Mac (rated 4.73/5) might be just what you're looking for. Made with equal parts ginger wine and Scotch whisky, this drink has a cozy, spicy flavor that is especially enjoyable during the colder months. It's a robust and invigorating digestif that pays homage to British traditions. For those who enjoy a sweeter, more layered experience, the Rusty Nail is another excellent option, scoring 4.57/5. This cocktail marries the honeyed, herbal sweetness of Drambuie with the rich flavors of whiskey, creating a smooth and deep taste profile. It’s a simple yet sophisticated drink, ideal for slow sipping and evoking a sense of old-world elegance. Lastly, if you’re after something truly unique, try the Whisky Steak Cocktail (rated 4.5/5). This intriguing beverage combines whiskey with a pinch of pepper and rosemary syrup. Originally crafted to celebrate Scottish heritage, it balances the salty flavors of steak with the sweetness of whisky, offering an unusual and delightful experience. Each of these cocktails highlights the versatility and depth of Scotch whisky, ensuring that there’s a perfect drink for every palate and occasion.

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You asked: Cocktails with Scotch whisky. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Scotch Whisky Highball

The Scotch Whisky Highball stands as a testament to simplicity and elegance in the world of cocktails. Traditionally served in...

Whiskey (30ml), Soda water (90ml)

2 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Whisky Mac

The Whisky Mac, also known as the Whiskey Macdonald, is a classic cocktail with a warming and spicy flavour profile...

Ginger wine (45ml), Whiskey (45ml)

2 ingredients
4.73 / 5

Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail is a classic cocktail that beautifully marries the honeyed, herbal sweetness of Drambuie with the rich, robust...

Drambuie (25ml), Whiskey (45ml)

2 ingredients
4.57 / 5

Whisky Steak Cocktail

The drink was created to pay homage to the MacDonald Manchester Hotel & Spa chain’s Scottish heritage. The Scottish steak...

Pepper (Pinch), Rosemary Syrup (Dash), Whiskey (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Scotch and Schnapps Sweetheart

The Scotch and Schnapps Sweetheart cocktail is a unique blend that fuses the robust warmth of whiskey with the sweet,...

Peach Schnapps (60ml), Milk (20ml), Mango Puree (20ml), Whiskey (60ml), Egg (1 egg white)

5 ingredients
4.39 / 5

Scotch Sour

The Scotch Sour is a classic cocktail that offers a delightful blend of robust whiskey flavors with the refreshing zest...

Whiskey (60ml), Lemon Juice (25ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Egg (15ml)

4 ingredients
4.1 / 5

The Scurvy Scot

Citrus can cure scurvy, a debilitating condition. Our ancient Scot sailor was suffering from this ailment and learned of the...

Lime juice (Half Teaspoon), Sugar (Half Tablespoon), Whiskey (90ml), Lime (Wedge )

4 ingredients
3.87 / 5


The Swisky cocktail is a robust, spirit-forward mix that marries the rich, complex flavors of whiskey with the sweet, citrusy...

Whiskey (30ml), Triple Sec (30ml), Amaretto (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.65 / 5

Nessie’s Special Dram

Nessie's Special Dram is a cocktail that presents a robust and warming flavor profile, combining the rich sweetness of port...

Port (30ml), Whiskey (30ml)

2 ingredients
3.59 / 5

Beam Me Up Scotty

Beam Me Up Scotty is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that pays homage to Scotland with its use of whiskey....

Lemonade (Top up), Lime Cordial (15ml), Whiskey (30ml), Whiskey (30ml)

4 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some popular Scotch whisky cocktails?

Popular Scotch whisky cocktails include the Scotch Whisky Highball, Whisky Mac, and Rusty Nail, each offering unique and rich flavor profiles.

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Can Scotch whisky be used in cocktails effectively?

Yes, Scotch whisky's complex and varied flavors can add depth and sophistication to cocktails, making it a versatile ingredient for various mixed drinks.

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Is there a difference between single malt and blended Scotch in cocktails?

Single malt Scotch tends to have a more distinct and nuanced flavor, while blended Scotch offers a smoother, more balanced profile, both of which can be used in cocktails based on preference.

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What mixers go well with Scotch whisky?

Mixers like soda water, ginger ale, and even ginger wine complement Scotch whisky, enhancing its flavors and making it enjoyable in cocktails.

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How should Scotch whisky be stored?

Scotch whisky should be stored upright in a cool, dark place, away from extreme temperatures, to maintain its quality and flavor.

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