You can’t toast the birthday of Scottish author Robert Burns on Monday, January 25, without a dram of whisky in your hand.
It’s simply not right.
And mixologists at the east London-based Cocktail Trading Company seem to agree.
They have partnered up with new whisky brand R and B Distillers to create two tipples using the company’s latest range.
While We Wait is a single malt variety, which brings together both peated and unpeated spirits from the same distillery.
Meanwhile the taste of Borders is said to represent the “rolling landscape” of the south of Scotland and is lighter and softer in flavour after being matured in both Bourbon and sherry casks.
Below, find the recipes to make at home.
Meanwhile, the Cocktail Trading Company will reveal its new flagship bar and distillery in Brick Lane on Monday, January 18.
While We Wait is £56.85 and Borders is £49.98.
Both are available to buy from the R and B Distillers website
25ml Raasay While We Wait
25ml ginger wine
25ml golden syrup (diluted 1 to 1)
25ml lemon juice
Churn over crushed ice and serve in a golden syrup tin
Garnish with a mint sprig and a brandy snap
Spicy Red Head
50ml R&B Borders
75ml spicy ginger beer
Squeeze of lime
25ml red wine float
Serve long in a tumbler
Garnish with big sprig of mint and a deep fried bread crumb coated mini bars bar as well as a good dusting of icing sugar.