A dark spirit fan’s definitive cocktail menu

A little imagination can turn a classic dark spirit cocktail into a taste sensation.
A little imagination can turn a classic dark spirit cocktail into a taste sensation.  Photo: Getty

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Christmas time is the perfect time for getting experimental with some single malts and making cocktails to share with friends and family. The Glen Moray Single Malt range has such a diversity of flavour they lend themselves to different mixes ensuring that there is something for everyone.

We've compiled three essential cocktail recipes that should be on every at-home drinks menu. Produce a vintage old fashioned, a silky Scotch whisky sour and a frothy Speyside with these step-by-step instructions.

Old Fashioned 

A vintage old fashioned is a staple recipe for any whisky lover.

A vintage old fashioned is a staple recipe for any whisky lover. Photo: Getty 

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

1. Place the sugar cube in a glass and soak with bitters.

2. Add a splash of soda water and stir to dissolve sugar.

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3. Add one large ice cube to the glass and pour Glen Moray Port Cask Finish over the cube.

4. Stir to combine.

5. Rub the orange peel around the rim of the cocktail glass and drop it in to serve.

Whisky sour 

A silky Scotch whisky sour is perfect for those after a refreshing cocktail.

A silky Scotch whisky sour is perfect for those after a refreshing cocktail. Photo: Getty

INGREDIENTS

  • 45 ml of Glen Moray Classic
  • 15 ml of fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tsp of caster sugar
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Fresh ginger root
  • Lemongrass bulb
  • 1 egg white

METHOD

1. Combine fresh ginger and lemongrass bulb in the base of a shaker.

2. Add all ingredients and dry shake to emulsify the egg white.

3. Add ice and shake until the shaker is frosted.

4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

5. Garnish with a lemon twist and two drops of Angostura bitters.

Whisky Sundae 

A whisky sundae is the perfect treat for dark spirit lovers with a sweet tooth.

A whisky sundae satisfies the sweet tooth of any dark spirit fan. Photo: Getty

INGREDIENTS

  • 45 ml of Glen Moray 12 Year
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 15 ml of caramel sauce
  • Pinch of salt

METHOD

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.

2. Blend for 15 seconds.

3. Drizzle caramel on the inside of a glass of your choice.

4. Pour and serve.

This Christmas, rediscover the world of Glen Moray and classical single malt Scotch whisky produced in Elgin, in the heart of Speyside since 1897. The distillery has a legacy of experimentation around different wood cask types, creating new expressions and assuring there to be a Glen Moray with a flavour profile to suit everyone.
Enter the gateway of flavour and enjoy the traditional Speyside style with the Glen Moray range neat, on ice, or in cocktails. Full range available online or at your favourite bottle shop.