Drink Recipes Description

Perhaps your grandfather drank this combination of Scotch and Drambuie (itself a mix of Scotch, honey, herbs, and spices). Perhaps your grandmother drank them between Camels. Nevertheless, you probably think of this as an old person’s drink. Doesn’t have to be. Drinks with these two ingredients date to the 1930s, under a variety of names, as David Wondrich recounted for Esquire.

Though the modern version calls for equal parts, earlier versions were drier, calling for substantially more Scotch. This is where you’ll start. David suggests 2 ounces Scotch to 1/2 ounce Drambuie, a 4:1 ratio. That’s what I like, too. Dash some Angostura in there? Trust me, it won’t hurt a thing.


  • 2 ounces blended Scotch, such as Famous Grouse
  • 1/2 ounce Drambuie
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters (optional)


  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add Scotch, Drambuie, and bitters (if using). Stir thoroughly and serve.