Delicious Scotch Cocktails to Cozy Up with Now That Fall’s Officially Begun

Delicious Scotch Cocktails to Cozy Up with Now That Fall’s Officially Begun
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There’s something about fall that makes us want to switch up the contents of our bar cart. Sure, in the summer, it makes sense to keep vodka, tequila and light rum front and center, but what about when the weather gets colder?

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It’s times like this we turn to Scotch. A smoky, complex whisky made in Scotland, it might not spring to mind immediately when you think of fall cocktails. But with bold, woodsy aromatics that remind you of chimney smoke, caramelized vanilla and the best holiday baking, Scotch definitely fits the bill.

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Whether you go with a citrusy drink that’ll remind you of warmer days or a totally over-the-top milkshake that’s just indulgent enough for the holidays, there’s a Scotch drink out there for everyone. Take a look at these recipes, then clear some space on your bar for a bottle or two of the good stuff.

 

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STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | The Penicillin
The Penicillin

Smoky Islay Scotch is brightened up with lemon and ginger in this fortifying cocktail. It's just what the doctor ordered.

Get the recipe here.

Photo: Food Nouveau.
STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | Rainier Cherry New Fashioned
Rainier Cherry New Fashioned

Forget the Old Fashioned, there's a new drink in town. An infusion of Rainier cherries and thyme awaken the Scotch in your glass with each sip.

Get the recipe here.

Photo: Dirty Laundry Kitchen.
STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | The Lamplighter
The Lamplighter

An intoxicating blend of smoky vanilla, apple and maple make this a cocktail that might immediately transport you to a picturesque New England town in autumn.

Get the recipe here.

Photo: Wonderland Kitchen.
STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | Spiced Whisky Crusta
Spiced Whisky Crusta

Campari, Scotch and Solerno (blood orange) liqueur combine for a drink that's equal parts cozy and delicious.

Get the recipe here.

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STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | The Black & Orange Cocktail
The Black and Orange Cocktail

Add some nutrition to your happy hour with a drink made with carrot and lemon juice. Don't worry—there are three kind of liquor in there for good measure, too.

Get the recipe here.

Photo: Suzanne Spiegoski.
STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | Blood & Sand Cocktail
Blood & Sand Cocktail

Sweet and fruity with a kick, this delectable drink pairs Scotch with the flavors of cherries and orange.

Get the recipe here.

Photo: The Drink Kings.
STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | Balanced Boulevardier Cocktail
Balanced Boulevardier Cocktail

If you love the exquisite bitterness of Negronis, then you'll definitely fall for the Boulevardier. It's like a negroni—with Scotch as the star, instead of gin.

Get the recipe here.

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STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | Hole-in-One
Hole-in-One

For a drink that tastes like a summer day out on the green, try the hole-in-one cocktail. (Because no matter how great fall is, we all crave a little autumn every now and then.)

Get the recipe here.

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STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | The Godfather
The Godfather

All you need to make this nuanced cocktail is a bottle of Scotch and a bottle of amaretto. It tastes a lot more complex than it is, so feel free to impress your friends with it.

Get the recipe here.

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STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | The Cider Mill
The Cider Mill

Make this DIY apple cider syrup once, and soon you'll find yourself adding it to everything.

Get the recipe here.

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STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | Boozy S'mores Milkshake
Boozy S'mores Milkshake

Scotch and caramel are always a fine pair, but they're even better when mixed into a decadent s'mores milkshake.

Get the recipe here.

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STYLECASTER | Delicious Scotch Cocktails | Apple in the Dark
Apple in the Dark

Apple-infused Glenlivet adds punchy flavor to your cocktail shaker. Snuggle up in your favorite blanket, grab a book and drink up.

Get the recipe here.

Photo: Saloon Box.

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