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BourbonBlog.com tastes the new premium expression DRAMBUIE 15 at the Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans as we interview Anthony Caporale, DRAMBUIE U.S. Brand Ambassador. Anthony shared several of his original cocktail creations using the original DRAMBUIE with us, which we’ve included below.

DRAMBUIE 15 is a refined, drier expression of DRAMBUIE which bring the whisky more to the forefront of the flavor.
This is achieved by the careful selection of 15 year old Speyside malts with soft, complex fragrance and flavors to compliment the aromas of the secret DRAMBUIE recipe. DRAMBUIE 15 will soon be available nationwide for around $56 (1 liter, 43% ABV).

DRAMBUIE Highland Tea

In a mixing tin with ice, add:

2 oz. DRAMBUIE
2 oz. Fig Infused Black Tea*
1 Orange Peel, zest only (squeeze to extract oils and drop in tin)

Shake until the tin is frosted, double strain into a martini glass, float:
½ oz. Lavender Infused Cream (thicken in shaker with Dried Lavender Blossoms and double strain over bar spoon)

* steep 8 oz. hot water with loose-leaf Black Tea and 2 sliced dried
figs for about 5 minute

New Drambuie bottleDRAMBUIE Golden Nail
Very accessible flavor profile, easy to prepare, and ingredients carried by every bar.

In a mixing tin with ice, add:
1 oz. DRAMBUIE
1 oz. Dewar’s White Label
½ oz. Barenjager Liqueur
Juice of ½ Lemon

Shake until tin is frosted, strain into a martini glass,
Garnish with 1 sprig fresh Lavender.

DRAMBUIE Burns Cocktail

A variation on a Robert Burns Cocktail with Drambuie added. Most RBC recipes call for presentation in a martini glass, but rocks gave it more of a Rusty Nail feel. Lowland Scotch is used since that’s where Robert Burns was born.

In a well-chilled highball glass, add:
1/4 oz. Absinthe
Swirl to coat inside of glass, discard excess, fill glass with ice.
In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
1 oz. DRAMBUIE
1 oz. Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth

Shake until tin is frosted, strain into prepared highball glass, add:
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Garnish with an orange twist.

DRAMBUIE English Rose (The Royal Wedding Cocktail)
Royal Wedding Cocktails and DrinksCreated for Drambuie to celebrate the Royal Wedding of William and Kate.

In a Champagne flute, add:
1 Sugar Cube
3 drops Orange Bitters
1 oz. DRAMBUIE

Slowly top with:
4 oz. chilled Blanc de Noirs Champagne
Splash Campari
3 drops Rosewater
Garnish with a thinly-sliced strawberry fanned and floated on top

All cocktail creations above created by mixologist Anthony Caporale using the original Drambuie


Video filmed and edited by Avi Glick.

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