Glenmorangie Whisky Cocktails

As well as giving the world modern economics, the Bank of England, television (and the BBC), penicillin and a whole host of other great inventions, it’s safe to say that golf and whisky are two of Scotland’s most enjoyable exports.  To be a success at either, you need skill, precision and an eye for detail, which makes them fitting partners for The Open at St Andrews this weekend.

Glenmorangie is sponsoring this weekend’s tournament, having been part of The Open since 2012, when it first signed a partnership with the historic tournament.  For golf novices out there (which includes me) The Open is one of the oldest championships in professional golf and has been played since 1860.  Well, that’s enough golf!

To mark the event, the mixologists at Glenmorangie have come up with two golf-inspired whisky cocktails.  Earlier this year, I wrote about the resurgence of whisky cocktails, with blends predominately used.  However, as long as you’re not using a £2,000 Port Ellen, don’t be afraid to use single malt whiskies in any cocktails you’re experimenting with.

You’ll find a couple of simple whisky cocktails below and it’s very important to say that, by either making or drinking these cocktails, you are under no obligation to watch one second of golf!

Scottish Links
50ml Glenmorangie Original
15ml Fresh lemon
20ml Chamomile honey (a struggle to find, so I just used the normal stuff)
15ml Fresh pink grapefruit
10ml Manzanilla Sherry
Top with soda

Shake all the ingredients together and strain.  Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit.

Tee Off
50ml Glenmorangie Original
50ml Cold Earl Grey tea
20ml Fresh lemon juice
15ml Simple syrup
Fever Tree Bitter Lemon

Shake all the ingredients together, expect the bitter lemon.  Strain into a highball and top with Fever Tree bitter lemon.  Garnish with an orange twist.

And there you go – two simple whisky cocktails to make when watching/not watching the golf this weekend.