First appearing in the Savoy Cocktail Book in the 1930’s the Bobby Burns comes to us from the golden age of cocktails. It is named after the celebrated 18th century Scottish poet and bard, Robert Burns best known to us as writer of the poem and song Auld Lang Syne. There have been numerous variations on the drink since the original Savoy recipe, but we find theirs translates well to current times with small adjustments in the measure of Sweet Vermouth to taste. If you like Scotch Whisky cocktails in the fashion of the Rob Roy, then Bobby Burns is right up your alley. Slange Var!
The Bobby Burns
In a shaker glass filled with ice add:
- 1 Ounce Scotch Whiskey
- 1 Ounce Sweet Vermouth*
- 3 Dashes Benedictine
Shake well, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
*if you find this proportion too sweet; try 1 ½ ounces Scotch to ½ ounce Sweet Vermouth.