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Four Scotch Cocktails for Drinking this Winter

There’s never a wrong time to drink scotch. But when the weather turns cold, that’s most certainly the right time because there’s just something about those rich, smoky drams that are extra appealing during winter. It’s like the boozy equivalent of a cozy blanket and a warm fire. Except better, because it’s scotch. So below, we’ve got four scotch cocktails, each employing Ardbeg, that peaty Islay single malt. And three of the four contain activated charcoal, so there’s that.

Ardbeg Black Nail Cocktail

BLACK NAIL

2 oz Ardbeg 10 year
.5 oz Drambuie
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1/2 tsp activated charcoal

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, stir until chilled and strain into a rocks glass. Express the lemon oil above the drink and garnish.

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Ardbeg Black Scott Cocktail

THE BLACK SCOTT

2 oz Ardbeg 10 years
1 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
.5 oz Drambuie
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1/2 tsp activated charcoal

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, stir until chilled and strain into a rocks glass. Express the orange oil above the drink and garnish.

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Ardbeg 212 Cocktail

212

2 oz Ardbeg 10 years
1 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz honey syrup (1:1 honey to water)
6 dashes black walnut bitters
1/2 tsp activated charcoal

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, stir until chilled and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a rose petal.

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Ardbeg Smoky Bloody Mary

SMOKY BLOODY MARY

1.5 oz Ardbeg 10 years
.5 oz lemon juice
5 oz tomato juice

Pour Ardbeg 10 over a tall glass full of ice. Top glass with tomato juice, squeeze lemon, dash of Worcestershire and Tabasco to taste. Stir well and garnish with cucumber or celery stick or crispy bacon.

Written by CE Staff

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