Strong, sometimes smoky and often empowering, scotch has long been one of the most fascinating gifts from Scotland to the world. Influenced by the water source and the altitude of the distillery location, among other factors, this amber in a glass is the wine of whiskeys. These are 11 creative ways for you to shake, stir and drink this unique spirit.
Take your Bloody Mary game the next level with this variation. Vodka meets scotch, smoky spices and Chinese tea for a whole new umami experience. Don’t stress about the lengthy preparation method of the Smokin’ liqueur—that baby will last you up to a year, but you’ll drink it long before that.
A Sin City original from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel bar, this over-the-top cocktail pulls out all the stops, mixing smoky Islay scotch with maraschino liqueur, coconut water, Himalayan salt, honey, black pepper and something called meadow flowers aroma. Don’t worry—it’s easier to make it than it sounds. And delicious!