Bobby Burns Cocktail
So we are celebrating Burns night, and we are doing that by making a Bobby Burns Cocktail. Now, for those of you who are not familiar with burns night or Robert Burns. He was a Scottish poet who was born in 1759, and he passed away in 1796.
And in his short life, he was a prolific poet, and his poets became very widespread, including such poems as owed to the mouth and odd length. So, you may recognize that one because it is a song every New Year’s Eve worldwide. However, this cocktail was named after Robert Berg, the poet.
That is a good question because in 1893, when the Waldorf opened, which later became the Waldorf Astoria, around the corner from there was a cigar shop and the owner whose name was Robert Burns. He even had a line of cigars, and they say that he came in and asked for this creation of a cocktail.
However, the actual first written recording of the recipe comes to us from the Bishop and Babcock, Bishop and Badcock company, fancy drinks books from 1902. And in it, there is a cocktail named the baby burns. So that begins us on this journey. Now let us step forward in time to 1930, and we get Harry critics, settler cocktail book.
And in this, he has a cocktail called the Bobby Burns Cocktail, and the ratios are different, again, most of the same ingredients. So over time, this cocktail has spread and changed its shape in several ways. So, should it be named after the cigar guy? I do not know. Should it be named after the poet? I do not know. In my preference, though, I prefer the poet.
- Put all ingredients into a mixing glass.1.5 oz Blended Scotch, 1.5 oz Sweet Vermouth, .75 oz Dom Benedictine
- Add Ice and stir for 30 seconds or until chilled.
- Pour into a coupe.
- Garnish with a slice of Shortbread.