6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know

first_imgScotch whisky isn’t called the water of life for nothing — it’s a divine spirit (see what we did there?) that works on so many levels. It brightens the days of the sad and it calms the nerve-wracked masses. It’s always there for you. You can drink it neat, on a rock, or with a few drops of water — however you choose, it’s a wonderful liquor.We will admit that there are times that we want to enjoy Scotch whisky in a cocktail (you can’t always have it straight, after all — isn’t variety the spice of life?).  We’re not saying use that bottle of Macallan 50 Years Old to mix up a drink, but if you’ve got a nice mid-shelf whisky (and who doesn’t have at least four or five of those these days?), you can occasionally step outside your comfort zone and mix up a Scotch whisky cocktail.Below, you’ll find four classic Scotch cocktails, a classic whisky riff, and one modern classic (courtesy of New York City bartender Sam Ross) that you should know how to make for yourself and for any of the Scotch-loving people in your life (which, if you’re surrounding yourself with the right people, is just about everyone). None of these drinks is difficult to make, but just in case, you might want to buy a little extra of each ingredient and make a couple for yourself one night. For research purposes, of course.Need to pick up a bottle of Scotch to try these cocktails out? These are the best bottles under $50.The Rusty Nail .75 oz blended Scotch whisky.75 oz sweet vermouth.75 oz Cherry Heering.75 oz blood orange juiceMethod: Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel. The Presbyterian 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 2 oz blended Scotch whiskyGinger ale, to fillMethod: Add ice to a highball glass. Pour in Scotch and top with ginger ale. Stir briefly to incorporate.Penicillin(Created by Sam Ross, New York City)2 oz blended Scotch whisky.25 oz Islay single malt Scotch.75 oz fresh lemon juice.75 oz honey syrup3 slices fresh gingerMethod: Muddle ginger in cocktail shaker until well broken up. Add blended Scotch, lemon, and honey syrup. Add ice and shake well. Double strain into a rocks glass with ice and float the Islay Scotch over top by pouring over the back a bar spoon.Once you’ve mastered these essential Scotch cocktail, try mixing up some of these other easy non-Scotch cocktails.Last updated October 11, 2019. 2 oz Scotch whisky.75 oz sweet vermouth2-3 dashes Angostura bittersMethod: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.The Bobby BurnsAlaincouillaud/Getty Images(A classic riff on the Rob Roy)2 oz Scotch whisky.75 oz sweet vermouth.25 oz Bénédictine2 dashes Angostura bittersMethod: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.The Blood and Sand 1.5 oz Scotch whisky.75 oz DrambuieMethod: Add ingredients to a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir and garnish with a twist of lemon.The Rob Roy 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer Editors’ Recommendations 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master last_img read more

Womens soccer Ohio State beats Ohio 31 for second straight win

Ohio State then-sophomore forward Meghan Kammerdeiner passes the ball during the second half of the Buckeyes’ 7-0 win against Illinois at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Sept. 14, 2017. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Former Sports EditorThe Ohio State women’s soccer team (2-4-1) got its second win of the season 3-1 against the Ohio Bobcats (5-2) Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Coming off a win over Miami (OH), Ohio State continued its momentum with an early score, as redshirt junior forward Meghan Kammerdeiner found the net in the seventh minute to score her first goal of the season. “I think the forward line definitely started talking about connecting with each other more,” Kammerdeiner said. “We were all focused on being great soccer players, playing together and attacking whatever back line we’re up against.”With assists from junior defender Izzy Rodriguz and sophomore defender Talani Barnett, Kammerdeiner’s goal ignited the Buckeyes offensively. Later, goals from junior forward Marissa Birzon and sophomore forward Kayla Fischer helped the team take down the Bobcats, who were credited one goal off a header from senior midfielder Alivia Milesky.Defensively, Ohio State junior goalkeeper Bailey Kolinski shined, with three saves and great coverage in the first half, and was later relieved by redshirt freshman Jordan Silkowitz. Senior defenders Haley Walker-Robinson and Marike Mousset were key assets in keeping play on the Buckeye side and minimizing shots for Ohio. “We wanted to build on some things that we saw on Friday, and when you’re at home at night with a fantastic crowd, it feels like a Friday night all over again,” head coach Lori Walker-Hock said. “We wanted to focus on some movements in the final two phases of the game, and I think our movements were really good—we broke lines and were able to get into wide areas and be creative.”Prior to the start of the game, the team’s three seniors — Walker-Robinson, Mousset and midfielder Selina Vickery — were honored as a part of senior day. “It’s hard when you only have three seniors and your team is young and looking up to them, but I think they’ve done a really nice job so it was fun to honor them tonight,” Walker-Hock said.Mousset, who played the full 90 minutes, said she was proud that her team finally executed to the best of their ability.“We had a lot of the pieces together prior to this game. It was the last 2 percent that we were missing, and I think finally tonight the execution came together,” Mousset said. “Every win puts you in the right direction. It definitely showed us that we can play any team as long as we stick to our game plan and play the Buckeye way.”The Buckeyes open Big Ten play this week with home matchups against Michigan State at 8 p.m. Thursday, and Michigan at 2 p.m. Sunday. read more

Son charged for chopping father

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedShallow grave murder: Man found guilty, gets 65 years sentenceMay 9, 2017In “Court”Man accused of assaulting mother chargedAugust 25, 2018In “Court”25-Y-O jailed for threatening to kill fatherJuly 10, 2019In “Court” A 62-year-old man was today charged for allegedly chopping his father during an argument on April 7, 2019.Foy Fredericks of Princes Street, Georgetown made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of unlawful wounding.Fredericks stood before Principle Magistrate Leron Daly and denied that at Stevedore Housing Scheme, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded his father, Derwin Fredericks, causing him grievous bodily harm.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh informed the court that the younger Fredericks and his mother had a misunderstanding when he became annoyed and armed himself with a chopper.According to the prosecutor, he then made advances towards his mother with the weapon, but his father, upon seeing this, tried to prevent his son from injuring his wife.But in the process of doing so, the elder Fredericks received injuries to the palm and right finger.The matter was reported to the La Penitence Police Station and the younger Fredericks was arrested while the older Fredericks was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation (GPHC) where he received medical attention.Magistrate Daly released younger Fredericks on $30,000 bail. The case will continue on April 26. read more