Gin & Whisky Cocktails for St Andrew's Day

November 30th marks St Andrew's day, Scotland's official national day.

While Scotland's most celebrated tipple is of course whisky, gin is not far behind, with craft distilleries such as Rock Rose (as featured in our Craft Gin Club Christmas Hampers) leading the way in the Scottish gin revolution.

In honour of Scotland's national day, here are a couple of cocktails that bring together both its two favourite spirits to delicious effect - cheers!


The Modern Cocktail #2

modern cocktail #2 gin


30 ml blended scotch whisky
30ml Sloe Gin
15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
Dash absinthe
Dash orange bitters


Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.


Smoky Martini

gin cocktail smoky martini


70ml gin
7.5ml Scotch whisky


Add both ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist