- 45 ml Sweet Vermouth
- 45 ml Scotch
- 1 1/4 tsp Benedictine Herbal Liqueur
- 1 Lemon Twist
Bobby Burns is a classic Whisky Cocktail made by blending Whisky, Vermouth and Benedictine Liqueur. It has been named after a renowned Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Well aged Whisky or Scotch is used to make this classic drink and it is served in a Martini Glass or an Old Fashioned Glass.
There are several variants of this mix, which use different coloured, well-aged liquors as the base spirit. Benedictine adds sweet and herbal overtones to this concoction. This drink can be found in many classic cocktail books but its origin is a little hazy. Old Waldorf Bar Days, a book published by Albert Stevens Crockett in 1931 named this drink Robert Burns. The original drink is made using Scotch and Italian Vermouth.
- This cocktail is served stirred with ice in an Old Fashioned Glass.
- Take a Mixing Glass and fill it with lots of ice.
- Pour the mentioned quantities of Sweet Vermouth, Scotch and Benedictine Herbal Liqueur into the Mixing Glass.
- Stir the ingredients thoroughly, until the drink becomes orange-brown in colour.
- Strain and pour the mix into an Old Fashioned Glass.
- Garnish the mix with a mint sprig or a lime wedge.