Today's whisky drinker is all about neat serves and short, sharp cocktails such as a Rob Roy or Bobby Burns. However Scotch has a long history of being served long with ice and water and mixed into cocktails. In fact whisky cocktails have been doing the rounds before the term cocktail even meant something.
Pimm's Cup #2
While Pimm's Cup #1 might the drink the world sups each summer, there are in fact a few more numbers after #1. As this article is focusing on Scotch whisky we're stopping at #2 but more do follow. With added complexity from the Scotch this subtle twist is a delight in the sunshine.
Scotch, ginger syrup, lime, ginger ale.
Hawiian Stone Sour
Scotch, pineapple, lemon, sugar.
Traditionally made with Japanese Whisky this can twist with Scotch. Ingredients are Scotch and soda water.
Cold Whisky Punch
Whisky, water, lemon juice and sugar.