Monday, October 17, 2011

Scotch Collins

A Scotch Collins sounded like a great idea but for some reason, I couldn’t find a recipe that talked specifically about scotch. In the end, I used David Wondrich’s Tom Collins as a rough guide to proportion. Maybe it was a little lighter than intended but definitely good in the warm weather we’ve been having, and the weighty scotch I used came through all the soda.

Scotch Collins
  • 2 oz blended scotch (Johnnie Walker Black Label)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp rich simple syrup
  • soda to fill
Stir all but soda with ice, and strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Fill with cold soda. Lemon garnish.


  1. Fabulous timing!

    I had a cut lemon and a can of seltzer open. I whipped one of these up with not a blended, but Speyburn 10 single malt... a super cheap and really tame single malt. (I was happy to see the Drinkhacker laud it.) Lemon always goes so well with the funkiness of Scotch. I'm lovin' it.

  2. Sometimes things just work out. ;-)

    I will look for the Speyburn.


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