Serve up a cocktail guaranteed to impress next time you’re playing host. Using the best ingredients and with simple to follow instructions, each of these celebratory drinks are easy to make yet seriously sophisticated.
Here’s our selection of the best elegant cocktail recipes to make you the hostess of the season.
The Glenlivet Royale
Single malt meets sparkling wine in this original twist on the French 75 recipe. The Glenlivet Royale is a whisky champagne cocktail that balances smooth, sweet scotch with crisp bubbles and a touch of lemon for an impressively fresh, elegant drink.
The Rose Royale
Upgrade your pink wine to a Rose Royale. This sparkling Rosé wine cocktail adds an infusion of roses to this floral, light serve, perfect for sophisticated gatherings. It can also be batch made behind the scenes to make cocktail hour even easier.
Scotch and Soda
Scotch and Milk Punch
Add a silky, smooth touch to your after dinner cocktail hour with a Milk Punch. It’s beautifully simple and wonderful to sip cold or warm. The ultimate elegant drink to replace eggnog with this festive season.
Brown Sugar and Rosemary Old Fashioned
For summertime BBQs with a side of sophistication, give the Grapefruit Paloma a whirl. This crowd pleasing cocktail balances tart citrus juice with smooth sweet scotch for a zesty refresher.
Scottish Spring Matcha
A drink made for floral themed occasions and spring soirees – meet the Scottish Spring Matcha. It’s a recipe that’s as beautiful to look at as it’s delicious to drink, combining the striking green of matcha with sweet coconut and lime. Top your matcha cocktail with edible flowers for extra elegance.
Valley of the Bees
Serve a cocktail that tells a story with Valley of the Bees. This elegant combination of scotch and honey represents the beautiful sights of the Scottish Highlands where bees buzz from flower to flower, pollinating the heather that contribute to The Glenlivet whisky.
Maraschino Cherry Manhattan
Simply sweet with strong notes of fruity whisky, the Cherry Manhattan is a foolproof serve. It’s our take on a classic Brooklyn cocktail, guaranteeing comforting notes of cherry, pineapple and bittersweet herb.
Drink Negronis as the French do by mixing up a round of Boulevardiers with scotch. Our overseas inspiration behind this recipe mixes single malt whisky with Campari and sweet vermouth for a rich, full-bodied cocktail best served in an elegant coupe glass.
The Side Kick
Discover the less traditional combination of a sherry whisky cocktail with the Side Kick. This take on a Sidecar results in a nutty, sour drink, elevated by the surprising notes of mandarin, raisin and clove.
Essentially a twisted Whisky Sour, Orchard Shelter marries the sweet, light flavours of pear and fig with single malt scotch. A surprising flavour combination sure to impress every guest.
Take your guests to new places with a Japanese whisky cocktail inspired by the flavours of sweet Sencha tea. Ripe berries add a touch of rose and blossom to this wonderful summer drink.
Small Voice of Calm
The gentle flavours of this whisky lemon cocktail make for a beautifully simple yet elegant serve. Chamomile adds a gentle floral layer, spritzed by a dash of soda. Top with fresh florals for extra elegance in spring.
Elderflower and Peach Old Fashioned
Another wonderful twist on an old classic, the elderflower Old Fashioned brings floral notes and sweet ripe peach to smooth single malt scotch. Serve with a slice of fruit for an irresistible garnish.