Scandalous Summer Scotch

For many, Scotch is something to be sipped seriously. However, Scotch was regularly served with punch at parties and feasts until the 1800’s so let’s make this drink a modern summer affair.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz Light, smoky Scotch whisky (Talisker is ideal)
  • 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz Rhubarb, Ginger and Honey Syrup (or to taste) ((See Below))
  • 1 handful Summer berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or a combination)
  • Quality ginger ale

Garnish: Orange wedge, mint sprig and summer berries
Glass: Highball
PREPARATION:
Add all ingredients except the ginger ale to a highball glass filled a third of the way with crushed ice. Stir lightly. Crown with a splash of ginger ale. Garnish with an orange wedge, mint sprig and a few summer berries.

To make the rhubarb, ginger and honey syrup:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 to 3 Rhubarb stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 to 3 slices Fresh ginger
  • 2 oz Honey, plus more if desired

PREPARATION:
Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the rhubarb breaks down into a pulp. Taste, and add more honey if desired. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer and refrigerate until cold before using.

This drink is going to tickle those taste buds you didn’t even know existed.

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