2 oz Scotch (blended or single malt)
1⁄2 oz Drambuie

Stir, strain, rocks, low-ball glass


Peaty single malts will require more Drambuie to shine through; blended scotch much less

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  • I know it's a classic and I'm a fan of 2-ingredient-drinks but this is oversweet and just not that appealing.
  • Add a lemon peel and dash of angostura.
  • Tried it with Famous Grouse and 2:1/2 proportions. Might like a bit more Drambuie. Second try was 1:1 Islay & blended, and a fat 1/2 oz Drambuie. More interesting.
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kc59 commented on 12/09/2013:

I like a slightly different ratio of 2 oz blended scotch and 1/2 oz Drambue. Combine in old fashioned glass, add ice, stir.

Norm commented on 10/31/2014:

Dave Stolz's recipe (which is 2 oz Scotch and 1/2 oz Drambuie) calls for including a wide lemon peel and one dash of Angostura bitters. Muddle the lemon zest, Drambuie, and bitters to express the lemon oil. Add a large ice chunk or two to three ice cubes then add the Scotch. Stir briskly to blend and chill.

Very nice.


Dan commented on 11/01/2014:

I reduced the scotch from 2-1/2 to 2 oz to make a more reasonably-sized drink. Robert Hess calls for 1-1/2, but I think that works for a bar where the amount of spirit is controlled. 2-1/2 oz into the mixing glass should be sufficient. I do like the idea of a lemon twist to accent the honey in the Drambuie and a dash of Angostura for complexity.