How Can I Make Cheap Scotch Palatable
Let me preface this post by saying: I do not like/appreciate scotch.
Recently, my mother came across about 35 bottles of cheap, old scotch from my grandfather's liquor store-owning days. Mostly it is Dewars, J & B, and some off brands like Old Smuggler.
So I inherited all this scotch, but I really don't like it. Any ideas on mixers/cocktails/anything I can do to make this scotch drinkable to a non-scotch lover?
Honey always helps smooth things out. Here's one that was created by Jackson Cannon of Eastern Standard. Other Scotches will work, but they use Dewar's.
The Dancing Scotsman
1 oz Dewar's Scotch
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Honey Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe. Fill with sparkling wine (~1 oz) and garnish with a flamed lemon twist dropped in.
More about this drink: http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/20...
First two I thought of are a Mamie Taylor and a Blood & Sand. Mamie Taylor is like a Buck or Mule: Scotch, lime juice, and ginger beer (or ginger ale). Blood & Sand is equal parts Scotch, Cherry Heering, O.J., and sweet vermouth.
Others like a Rob Roy or Rusty Nail will probably taste more like Scotch.