New Drink Recipe: Scotch ‘n Spice
While we tend to be partial toward bourbon, rye, and other North American whiskeys, you’ve got to hand it scotch whiskey for bringing a “bite” that you just can’t find anywhere else. (Of course, we’re making a generalization here, since there are plenty of scotch whiskeys that are totally bite-free.)
Finding a new scotch with that pure whiskey burn gets us excited – so excited, in fact, that we created a scotch whiskey drink recipe that’s designed to highlight that burn. Check out the Scotch ‘n Spice drink recipe, which features a spicy and delicious unique drink syrup, Amoretti Premium Anise Syrup.
Scotch ‘n Spice Drink Recipe
- 2 oz Scotch Whiskey
- 1 pump Amoretti Premium Anise Syrup
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1/8 tsp dried cloves
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with no ice. Shake ingredients together (this is known as a dry shake, a technique most often employed in cocktails containing egg whites). After 10-15 seconds of shaking, pour ingredients into a chilled Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh mint (optional). This drink can also be served neat if the cocktail shaker and Old Fashioned glass are both chilled beforehand.
Because the Scotch ‘n Spice drink recipe has honey and ground dried ingredients (the cloves), shaking is essential for proper mixing. However, shaking with ice in the container can result in too many of those ingredients getting left behind, which is why the dry shake is a great technique to employ here!
Notes on the Drink Recipe
This drink recipe reminds of the Rusty Nail, a classic cocktail that doesn’t get nearly enough attention. It’s perfect as a digestif dessert drink. The anise and cloves provide the perfect amount of herbal spiciness to contrast the sweetness of the honey. Pick up a scotch whiskey with a good amount of kick, and you’ll be good to go!
The Scotch ‘n Spice certainly isn’t the only drink recipe we’ve made that uses Amoretti Premium Anise Syrup. Check out our take on a rye whiskey classic, the Sazerac. You can also use it for baking. Check out the Anise Syrup Biscotti recipe that we shared almost a year ago. Also, be sure to try our anise-baked cinnamon apples. Both desserts serve as the perfect compliment to the Scotch ‘n Spice drink recipe!