Scotch is often seen as a serious drink, very smoky, best served on its own after dinner. Some of the best scotches though are light, and ethereal, and make amazing tropical-inspired cocktails. Aside from the obvious reason that scotch can be very expensive to buy, many people veer away from the smoke. But much like we learn from cuisines like barbecue or jerk, smoke can and does add a depth of flavour. Let's reframe how we view scotch! Drink and hospitality expert, Christina Veira shared three tropical drinks that use scotch to elevate all the delicious flavours.
There is a lot of mythology around planter’s punch but one of the basic refrains is my favourite: one of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, and four of weak.
This cocktail was inspired by one of my favourite songs ICE T by Tems, a very talented Nigerian singer.
A pina colada-inspired cocktail made with scotch, condensed milk, and bitters.