Summertime is taking-it-easy time. You need a few bottles at the front of the bar that are as good straight-up as they are spun into the simplest of cocktails.
Consider Dewar’s. The world’s most-awarded blended Scotch Whisky is as reliably cooling with a splash of ginger ale or club soda as it is neat or on the rocks. And it’s enormously flexible: Have you had a Dewar’s Smash recently? You should, as you can whip one up without breaking a sweat:
- 2 parts Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch Whisky
- 2 pieces lemon
- ¾ part fresh mint leaves
- ¾ part simple syrup
- Seltzer water
- Muddle the lemon, mint and simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add DEWAR’S, shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Top with seltzer water.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, there’s now a Dewar’s that’s ideal. Dewar’s fans have been thrilled with the chic addition of Highlander Honey to the Dewar’s line, which lends just a touch of honey to the approachable Scotch they know and love.
So whether it’s Dewar’s White Label (blended by masters for over 100 years), Dewar’s 12 Year Old (wonderful neat or with a drop of water), or Highlander Honey (fabulous mixed with Lemonade and poured over a pitcher of ice), make room for Dewar’s at your next party.
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