3 Brilliant Speyside Whisky Inspired Cocktails to Try

Try these whisky cocktails this summer

If there’s one thing the Scottish Highlands can be guaranteed to not disappoint on, it’s great Scotch Speyside whisky. To celebrate our new Speyside whisky tours package, we share 3 brilliant Speyside whisky cocktails to try this summer!

The “Old Fashioned”

If you’re a fan of hit TV series, “Mad Men” then this will be a familiar sight to see! The Old Fashioned cocktail is the chosen mix by Mad Men leading man, Don Draper. Get your very own kick back to the 1960’s with this fruity concoction.

Ingredients: one sliced orange peel,  one maraschino cherry intact with stem, one teaspoon of sugar (gomme) syrup, two to three drops of whisky bitters, 50ml of Speyside Scotch Whisky (or bourbon), a twist of lemon peel for garnish and ice cubes added as necessary.

Close up of an Old Fashioned whisky cocktail

The “Mac Daddy”

Don’t worry – this isn’t some sort of cheesy pasta cocktail hybrid – the Mac Daddy is but a variation of the classic whisky mac and most ideal for toasting a Burns Supper. This being said, it also goes swimmingly with many of our Conservatory Restaurant dishes!

Ingredients: A dash of whisky bitters, one strip of orange zest, 25ml of Speyside Scotch Whisky, 25ml of Ginger liqueur and of course, a lemon zest to garnish.

Bartender making a whisky cocktail

The “Whisky Sour”

A popular cocktail and not unfamiliar to many Whisky connoisseurs, the “Whisky Sour” is a classic in its own right. This cocktail is considered simply, but with a sophisticated edge.

Ingredients: Typically made with two shots of bourbon, swap out your Jack Daniels for a dose of Speyside Whisky to make this cocktail extra special. Add two to three ounces of lemon juice, one teaspoon of superfine sugar and pour.

Bonus tip: To double a Scotch, simply add the juice of half a lemon and half a teaspoon of sugar.

Two whisky sour cocktails

Sampling Speyside Whisky with the Kingsmills

Here at the Kingsmills, we’re home to Inverness’ only Whisky Bar – stocked with only the best Scotch whisky available in Scotland. If you’re a whisky connoisseur, then without a doubt you’ll absolutely love our Speyside whisky tours package. Book today and get ready to sample the best the Scottish Highlands has to offer.