Prep time
5mins
Total time
8mins

Thistle

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INGREDIENTS
  • Cracked ice
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 30 ml Black Dog Scotch Whiskey
  • 10 sweet vermouth
INFORMATION

Thistle is a classic Scotch cocktail that blends well-aged Scotch and Vermouth together. The Vermouth is used to alleviate the smoky flavour of the Scotch. When these two spirits are mixed together, you get a smooth concoction that leaves a tingly aftertaste. This cocktail has been named after a thorny plant, which is also the floral emblem of Scotland. Thistle is a perfect blend of rich premium Scotchthat tastes just amazing.

Some bartenders prefer adding Angostura Bitters to the drink to give it a sweet herbal flavour. You can replace Vermouth with other sweet liqueurs like Bols Cacao White. Since the serving is small, you can serve Thistle in a chilled Shot glass or an Old Fashioned Glass, with or without ice. You can use a Maraschino Cherry as garnish while serving this concoction in a Martini Glass.

INSTRUCTIONS
  • This is a classic cocktail served stirred in an Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Put lots of cracked ice in a mixing glass and pour 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters into it.
  • Pour the mentioned quantities of Scotch and sweet Vermouth into the mix.
  • Stir the mix vigorously, until the outer surface of the Mixing Glass becomes frosted.
  • Strain and Pour the mix into a chilled Shot Glass or an Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Cracked ice is used to chill the drink faster.
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