Last Updated on June 6, 2023 by Leah Hall
A lovely combination of scotch, blackberries, honey, lemon and cream! This is a rare Scotch Cocktail.
One of the fun parts of being food bloggers is getting to explore new foods and drinks to share with our readers. One of the ways we both love to explore is to read old cookbooks and recipe books. Over Christmas, we found a bunch of old cocktail recipe books, one of which was published back in 1939 and contains all kinds of interesting and unusual drinks.
One of those drinks is the Atholl Brose, a classic Scottish cocktail named after the 1st Earl of Atholl.
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According to the legends, the Earl quashed a rebellion by filling the rebels’ well with a potent mixture of scotch whisky, honey, oatmeal and cream. This then got the rebels so drunk that they all were captured without a fight! Now if we had to pick a way to be captured, going out while drinking a good scotch would probably be right up there, but one does have to question what exactly the rebels were drinking for their water!
The cocktail sounded like an interesting one to try, but not having any oatmeal in house made us have to reconsider. We had blackberries that were crying out to be used, and with scotch having a very complimentary flavor profile, we decided to see if we could come up with something new while still paying homage to the Atholl Brose. Also, because we just love scotch cocktails!
What Ingredients are Needed for the Black Scot?
- Whipped Topping
- Black Scot Cocktail
- Lemon Juice
- Scotch Whisky
We started out the Black Scot by muddling some blackberries, fresh squeezed lemon and honey in the bottom of a shaker tin, and letting the honey dissolve a bit in the blackberry and lemon juices. The combination of berry juice, honey and lemon gives a nice sweet and sour component that works well towards balancing a cocktail.
Adding in a dram of a scotch gives the drink a malty, caramel note with a hint of vanilla and spice which compliments the berry flavors nicely. We topped the drink with a float of rich and creamy hand whipped cream and honey, adding a luxurious sweetness to the cocktail.
Cheers to Scotch!
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This is a great riff on a classic Scottish cocktail with Scotch!
For the Whipped Topping
- .25 ounce honey
- .75 ounce heavy cream
For the Cocktail
- 4 -5 blackberries
- .50 ounce honey
- .25 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1.50 ounces Scotch whisky
For the Cocktail
Muddle the blackberries, honey and lemon juice in a shaker.
Add in Scotch and fill tin with ice.
Strain into a cocktail coupe. Top with cream by spooning onto top of drink.
Garnish with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.
For the Whipped Topping
Place a glass bowl into the freezer for 5 minutes to chill.
When bowl is chilled, pour in cream and honey.
Whip cream and honey until slightly fluffed and honey is completely mixed into the cream.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4.9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 21.5gFiber: 1.8gSugar: 19.1gProtein: 1g
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