Not everyone likes scotch, and even Ron Burgundy doesn’t like cheap scotch. If you happen to have a plastic handle of cheap scotch lying around, don’t worry, there is a way to use it. Make some fancy cocktails and bury that gasoline deep with some other flavors. Here are four recipes that’ll help you get rid of your cheap scotch.
You know how to make that cheap scotch not taste so cheap? Add something expensive like Drambuie. Plus, others will be drawn to the beautiful bottle of the Drambuie and may ignore the low-shelf scotch sitting next to it. Get an old fashioned glass and fill it with ice. Fill with equal parts scotch and Drambuie then garnish with a twist of lemon peel. You may want to make the mixture 40% scotch and 60% Drambuie.
Flaming Scotch and Soda
Don’t like cheap scotch? Light it on fire. Use one-half of a Guinness beer, a shot of scotch and club soda to fill a pint glass. Throw a Boston shaker over the glass, smack it down to seal it shut and shake lightly. Place the pint glass on the bar, table or counter, remove the shaker and set ablaze with a lighter. Listen to the oohs and ahhs while that cheap scotch burns off. Put the flame out with whipped cream and enjoy.
Scotch Stone Sour
Nothing masks the flavor of gasoline like sweet and sour. Measure out three-quarters of an ounce of lemon juice, an ounce and a half of orange juice and one tablespoon of sugar. Throw the ingredients, along with a shot of scotch, into a shaker with ice. Shake it up and place into an old fashioned glass garnished with a cherry.
Now let’s go the other direction: find the spiciest ginger beer you can. Fill an eight-ounce highball glass with ice then add a shot of whiskey, 3/4-ounce of lime juice and top with that spicy ginger beer. Mix with a spoon and enjoy your cheap-scotch cocktail.