Hello hello! Back again. Behind the bar. Whisky Cocktail Classes.
Today (January 25th) is Burn’s Night, celebrating Robert “Rabbie” Burns. He was famous Scottish Poet (often regarded as the National Poet), probably best known for his work “Auld Lang Syne,” the song you sing at New Years. On Burn’s night we drink whisky, eat haggis and other traditional Scottish foods, read poetry written by Burns, dance at a Ceilidh, wear a kilt, and just BE SCOTTISH.
I got 3 out of 5? That’s not too bad right? Well if you count the drink I made – “Twisted Cranachan” as a traditional Scottish food. I mean, it IS a traditional Scottish dessert in its non-alcoholic form.
We made four drinks that night, centered around whisky – the Godfather, Old Fashioned, Whisky Sour, and the Twisted Cranachan. You can find the recipes for the first three online, but the Twisted Cranachan was made specifically for this class so I included the recipe below.
A Cranachan is:
a mixture of whipped cream, whisky, honey and fresh raspberries, with toasted oatmeal soaked overnight – Wikipedia on Cranachan
For our drink:
- Glassware: Coupette – chilled
- Ingredients: 1 shot of Balvenie Caribbean Cask (whisky), 0.5 Shot of Crème De Mûre (blackberry liquor), 1 shot of Honey (that was WAY to much, I took it down to 0.5 shot), 7 blackberries
- Method: Mash blackberries, add all ingredients + ice, shake, double strain into coupette. Garnish with blackberries.
Kind of similar right?
I’m having so much fun making drinks… so down to start hosting fancy drink parties when I get back in to Austin XD