Bobby Burns Cocktail Recipe

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Bobby Burns Cocktail Recipe

Burns Night is right around the corner, and we're celebrating with a cocktail recipe that's sure to be a hit with your friends.

The Bobby Burns cocktail is a delicious combination of scotch, sweet vermouth, and bitters. It's named after Robert Burns, an 18th century Scottish poet who wrote the famous poem "Auld Lang Syne." In honour of Burns Night, we decided to create a cocktail using one of his favourite liquors: scotch whisky!

If you're looking for something to pair with this drink, a few Scottish shortbread biscuits and a collection of the poet’s works.  Though not as renowned as drinks like the Manhattan, Sidecar or Martini, the Bobby Burns is a classic cocktail dating back to the early part of the 20th century.

A bit of lemon zest, its oils expressed over the surface of the drink, finishes the Bobby Burns perfectly.

Serves: 1 

Prep time: 1 Minutes

Nutrition: 85 Calories


  • 1 ounce blended scotch whisky
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce Benedictine
  • Garnish: lemon peel


    1. Add the scotch, vermouth and Benedictine to a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
    2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
    3. Twist a lemon peel over the glass to release its oils and then drop it into the drink.

    Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail

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