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Scotch & Soda

Scotch , Classics

A little bit of soda helps bring out all of the complex flavors in your favorite Scotch. Get the proportions right to this fizzy combination and you've got an instant classic on your hands that will never go out of style.

Scotch & Ginger

Scotch , Modern Classics Tiki / Tropical

The Scotch & Ginger is better experienced than explained. The unforgettable blend of sweetness and spice defies description.

Butter & Scotch Irish Coffee

Whiskey , Modern Classics

Good coffee, great whiskey and a little sweetness turns this Irish Coffee by Allison Kave of Butter & Scotch into something special.

Blood & Sand

Liqueurs Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

The recipe for the Blood and Sand first appeared in print in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. It's a complex combination of fruity and smoky, and a cinch to make with just four ingredients of identical proportions. Try it yourself with the fool-proof recipe below.

Hebridean Shores

Scotch , Modern Classics

IPA meets Islay scotch in this refreshing highball.

Big Red

Beer Scotch , Modern Classics

The snap of ginger, the smoke of scotch, the King of Beers. These are odd but happy bedfellows in this cocktail.

Mamie Taylor

Scotch , Modern Classics

Use a blended scotch that’s not too mild in this cocktail.


Scotch , Modern Classics

Smoky Scotch is tempered with a hint of bitter amaro and a slick of spicy ginger syrup in this straightforward glass.

Montgomerie Smoked Cider

Scotch , Modern Classics

The formula for a perfectly balanced glass of fall flavor? Smoky Scotch, sweet cider and tart lemon juice.

Green & Amber

Scotch Vodka , Modern Classics

Bring together East & West in the form of Scotch whisky and Japanese green tea.

White Walker Flip

Liqueurs Scotch

Love Game of Thrones and sophisticated drinks? Try this Scotch cocktail. Winter is coming.

Sin Cyn

Liqueurs Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Try this simple but sophisticated Scotch-and-Cynar cocktail.

Perfect Pearl Manhattan

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Try the classic bourbon and vermouth Manhattan with just a hint of smoky Scotch.


Scotch , Modern Classics

Scotch is a most unusual base for this fruity cocktail recipe.

One-Two Punch

Beer Scotch

Smoky Scotch whisky is the unexpected base for this fruity and fizzy punch.

Rob Roy

Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Celebrate the Scottish folk hero with the classic whisky-based Rob Roy cocktail. This recipe is similar to the beloved Manhattan, but uses Scotch instead of rye whiskey and orange bitters instead of aromatic bitters. The difference is delicious—try it for yourself.

Drambuie Rusty Nail

Scotch , Classics

According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, the Rusty Nail made its first appearance in 1937—and it wasn't long before it became a classic. Don't worry; there's no need for a tetanus shot after drinking one of these.

Tart n’ Sand

Scotch , Modern Classics

Warm up with this tasty Scotch cocktail.

Smoky Martini

Gin Scotch , Classics

Replace the vermouth in a classic Martini with Scotch and you get something altogether different.

Hudson Highland Cup

Scotch , Modern Classics

With apple butter, maple syrup and hard cider, this cocktail is like fall in a cup.

The Orkney Chapel

Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

This complex Scotch drink inspires reverence.

Whisky Skin

Scotch , Classics Hot

If you're cold (or you have a cold), make this hot Scotch drink.

Bee Sting

Liqueurs Scotch , Modern Classics

The best part? If you like one, you can conjure up a whole swarm.


Scotch , Modern Classics

This scotch cocktail will warm you up for a night of caroling, or any time.

Holy Smokes

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This complex cocktail will set your heart aflame.


Bourbon / American Whiskey Rye Whiskey Scotch , Classics

If you treat Scotch like a religion, try this simple and classic cocktail. Be sure to use a spicy ginger ale so you get the most out of the three-part combo. Not a fan of Scotch? The Presbyterian is also delicious with a measure of bourbon.

The Modern Cocktail

Absinthe Gin Scotch , Classics

This drink was the new, new thing—at the turn of the 20th century.

Rusty Compass

Scotch , Modern Classics

It won't help you navigate, but it’s delicious.

The Bottom Line

Scotch , Modern Classics

It's tasty, and you should try it.

Bobby Burns

Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Practice your couplets and quatrains while sipping this cocktail named for the Scottish poet.

Enc(rust)ed Nail

Liqueurs Scotch

The classic Rusty Nail gets an update.

Vanilla Skye

Scotch , Modern Classics

Chocolate, mint and a big, peaty Scotch flavor this drink. Trust us, it works.

Royal Balmoral Punch

Scotch , Punches

Named for the Royal Family’s Scottish summer home, this drink combines fine single malt and good English tea.

Gold Label Frost

Scotch , Modern Classics

What happens when you add Scotch to apple cider?