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Picnic Drink Ideas: 3 Whisky Cocktail Recipes

Whether you’re heading to a picnic, hosting a dinner party, or simply looking for a reason to open a new bottle of your favorite scotch – be sure to try these three simple whisky cocktails that will wow your guests through warm days and long evenings.

Spend less time in the bar and more time enjoying the fun with these three easy to make but seriously delicious whisky cocktails and mixes. There are summer drinks recipes to please the whole party, from a highball and old fashioned to whisky on the rocks.

Our hot tip: stock up on fresh garnishes to really impress your guests!

The Glenlivet 12 Highball Recipe

Serves: 1

Glass: Highball

 

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
  • 100 ml Soda Water
  • Large Ice Cubes
  • Lime and Thyme Sprig for Garnish

 

Method:

  • Place large ice cubes in the highball glass until full.
  • Pour 50 ml of The Glenlivet 12 Year Old in each glass then fill to the top with soda.
  • Garnish with lime and a sprig of thyme.

The Glenlivet 12 Old Fashioned Recipe

Serves: 1

Glass: Lowball

 

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Teaspoon Water
  • Orange Peel to Garnish

 

Method:

  • Add the sugar and water to the glass with a dash of whisky.
  • Stir slowly to dissolve the sugar for about half a minute, add a little more whisky and the bitters and continue to stir for another minute.
  • Add the remaining whisky and stir, taste for balance and adjust if necessary.
  • Twist the orange peel and place it over the surface of the drink to garnish.

The Glenlivet 18 Neat or On the Rocks

Serves: 1

Glass: Tumbler

 

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml The Glenlivet 18 Year Old
  • Large Ice Cubes
  • Edible Flowers to Garnish

 

Method:

  • For neat, simply pour 45 ml of The Glenlivet 18 Year Old into the glass, serve and enjoy.
  • For on the rocks, add ice before you pour your scotch then place a small edible flower on top of the ice to finish.