Single malt is one of the most loved alcoholic drinks and people who prefer it ensure they have the best ones to enjoy the rich taste of the liquid. On this World Whisky Day 2017, Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador Jamie Walker shares with us the recipe of five single malt cocktails that can be made at home using premium whisky. Right from the glassware to the exact quantity, he lists all the details so you can enjoy a fine drink right in the comfort of your home.

Salted Rob Roy

Glassware: Martini Glass


60 ml Talisker 10-year-old single malt

20 ml Salted Sweet Vermouth

3 Dashes of Orange Bitters


In a mixing glass stir all the ingredients.

Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with an orange twist and serve.

Smoke on the Water

Glassware: Old Fashioned Glass


60 ml Lagavulin 16-year-oldsingle malt

15 ml Reduced Coca-Cola and Cherry Syrup

3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters


Stir all the ingredients with ice in a mixing glass.

Strain over a large ice block into an old-fashioned glass.

Garnish with fresh cherries soaked in whisky and brown sugar.

Edinburgh Fizz

Glassware: Hi-ball Glass


45 ml Glenkinchie 12-year-old single malt

20 ml Martini Bianco Vermouth

10 ml fresh Peach Syrup

15 ml Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

Egg white (optional)

Splash of Tonic Water


Add all the ingredients to a shaker apart from the tonic water and shake hard.

Then strain over cubed ice into a highball glass and top with tonic water.

Garnish with fresh mint and serve.

Highland Cathedral

Glassware: Hi-Ball Glass


45 ml Singleton of Glen Ord 12-year-old single malt

2 Bar spoons of Grapefruit Preserve

20 ml Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

10 ml Honey

Splash of Soda


Addthe Singleton of Glen Ord 12 yo, the grapefruit preserve, honey and lime juice into a cocktail shaker.

Shake with cracked ice.

Strain into a hi-ball glass with cubed ice and top with soda.

Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.

Scottish Sazerac

Glassware: Coupette Glass


50 ml Cragganmore 12-year-old single malt

10 ml Caol Ila 12-year old single malt

15 ml Honey

4 Dashes of Orange Bitters

10 ml Honey

Splash of Soda


In a mixing glass stir both the single malt whiskies, the honey and the bitters.

Strain into a chilled coupette glass.

Serve with a slice of shortbread.

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