Drambuie celebrates 100 years with summery cocktail

mackinnon punch

A refreshing summery drink is being promoted for Drambuie whisky liqueur to mark the centenary of the Drambuie Liqueur Company.

The Mackinnon Punch combines Drambuie with lots of ice, a topping of soda water, Angostura Bitters and a squeeze of fresh lemon for a drink with an effervescent finish.

It enhances the flavours of Drambuie, which is a blend of aged Scotch whisky, spices and heather honey, and further helps to position the liqueur beyond its traditional winter sales period.

The drink takes its name from Captain John MacKinnon of Clan MacKinnon who was allegedly given the recipe for Drambuie by Bonnie Prince Charlie as a reward for giving him sanctuary after defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

The Drambuie Liqueur Company was established by Malcolm MacKinnon in 1914 after acquiring the rights to the recipe and the trademark.

The Mackinnon Punch

35ml Drambuie
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the Drambuie. Top up with soda water and add the bitters. Gently stir. Squeeze in a lemon wedge for a touch of citrus.

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