The Cocktail Collection

If you enjoy experimenting with your whisky beyond the ice-no ice debate, then grab your glassware and garnishes for these select cocktail recipes.


Dewar’s “Medicinal” Cocktails

January 30, 2017 – During Prohibition, whiskey was prescribed by doctors as a “cure” for various ailments. Of course, we don’t have to resort to that today…but there are times when a cocktail might just help one feel better. These cocktail recipes were provided by Dewar’s, and we should state the obvious (to keep the lawyers happy). This should not be construed as medical advice or a remedy, and if you’re really sick, call your doctor.

Cozy, Classic Hot Toddy

1 part Dewar’s 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
3 parts hot water
1 tea bag

You know how to make tea, right? Do that, then add in the whisky along with honey and lemon juice s desired.

Dewar's Green Tea Comfort. Image provided by Dewar's.

Green Tea Comfort

1 part Dewar’s 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
3 parts hot water
1 bag of green tea
Garnish with a lemon sprig

Once again, we’re assuming you know how to make tea. This time, use a green tea bag, and add honey and lemon juice as desired. Pour over ice if you prefer it chilled.

Dewar's Winter Penicillin cocktail. Image courtesy Dewar's.

Dewar’s Winter Penicillin

This one is more complex, but you shouldn’t worry about being allergic to it!

2 parts Dewar’s 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
¼ part Craigellachie Single Malt Scotch Whisky
¾ parts fresh lemon juice
3-4 parts honey-ginger syrup
Candied ginger for garnish

Combine the Dewar’s 12, lemon juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube. Top with Craigellachie and garnish with candied ginger if you like.