Are you celebrating Burns Night on the 25th January 2020?
If you are, why not raise a glass to Robert Burns with the classic Bobby Burns cocktail? Especially as it has been given an unexpected ‘Rare’ twist by world-renowned Jason Scott, owner of Bramble Bar and the iconic blended Scotch whisky, J&B Rare!
Created in the 1930’s (at the very same time the first known printed recipe of the Bobby Burns appeared in Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book), J&B Rare has a light flavour profile, which makes it the perfect canvas for whisky cocktails such as The Bobby Burns.
Craddock’s original recipe called for Italian Vermouth and Scotch Whisky with 3 dashes of bitters, Jason Scott’s twist on the traditional combines J&B Rare with Balthazar Vermouth, Benedictine and Peychaud bitters, creating a subtle yet complex Bobby Burns.
Now in its 219th year, Burns Night is a true celebration of friends, food and whisky. What better way to mark the occasion than with Jason’s instant classic?
To make the J&B Rare Bobby Burns simply:
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker
- Pour in 50ml J&B Rare
- 25ml Balthazar Vermouth
- 5ml Benedictine
- 2 dashes of Peychaud Bitters
- Stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass
- Garnish with a fresh lemon peel twist
J&B Rare has been distilled, blended and bottled in Scotland since the 1930’s and is a blend of 42 malt and grain whiskies. The heart of J&B Rare is formed from the finest Speyside malts including Knockando, Glen Spey, Auchriosk and Strathmill. The blend is returned to the cask for a further three years’ maturation which brings together the bold flavours of the single malts with the lighter grain whiskies adding fullness and depth to the blend.
J&B Rare is available to buy from these Merchants:-