Burns night 2019: Cocktail Recipe

old fashioned

Celebrate Burns Night this month with this brand new twist on old fashioned cocktail, created by Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison from World’s Best Spirits.

Don’t worry if you’re not a huge fan of whisky, this sweet take on a classic is a moreish tipple that might just change your mind!


50ml Glen Moray Elgin Classic Peated Single Malt Whisky
12ml Maple Syrup
Three dashes Bitter Truth Creole Bitters (or Peychaud’s Bitters)
One dash Ginger Bitters
½ teaspoon cherry juice


In a mixing glass, add half the whisky, maple syrup, cherry juice and bitters. Fill with cubed ice and stir. Add the rest of the whisky, and keep stirring, adding more ice until the drink is diluted to taste.

Strain into a chilled rocks glass over a large single cube of ice and garnish with a thin piece of orange zest, expressed over the glass and three cherries. Optional garnish of a couple of squares of dark chocolate – enjoy!


Rosalind Erskine

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