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Slingsby News

Burns Night Cocktails
25th January 2017
No doubt you are all recovering from those fantastic Christmas parties and New Year celebrations. Here at Slingsby we are always looking for new cocktail ideas or reasons to celebrate with cocktails. January is no exception with our ideas for celebrating Burns Night.

So what is Burns night exactly? Burns Night has been an important part of Scottish culture for around 200 years. They were first started by close friends of Robert Burns – the well known Scottish poet – a few years after his death in 1796 as a tribute to his memory. He was born on 25th January in 1759 – which is why Burns Night is traditionally celebrated all over Scotland – and by Scots all over the world – on the anniversary of his birth. Burns’ most famous “poem” is well known all over the world – Auld Lang Syne – often sung at the end of the evening at New Years Eve celebrations.

Here are our Burns Night Cocktail ideas…

Piping In The Haggis
Navy gin 2
Heather honey 1/2
Grapefruit zest

Stirred down in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a smoking stick of heather.

Neeps n Tatties
London dry gin 2
Sweet potato syrup 1
Orange liqueur 1/2
Lemon juice 1/2

Serve in a rocks glass. Dirty ice garnish with a thin slice of turnip and grated nutmeg.

Tipsy Laird
Navy gin 1
Sweet vermouth 1 1/2
Fig liquor 2

Shake and fine strain. Serve in coupe glass and garnish with a thin slice of fig.

Address To The Lassies
Rhubarb gin 2
Lime juice 2
Marmalade

Serve in a coupe glass and garnish with shortbread.

Clootie
London dry Gin 2
Lemon juice 1
Dried Apricot and raisin syrup 1/2
Topped with soda

Serve in a champagne flute and garnish with dried fruit and clootie Dundee cake (Scottish cake).