The Robert Burns - or Bobby Burns as it's affectionately known - is a classic cocktail guaranteed to get any Burns Night party in full swing.
So should you be looking to make one, we've pulled together the perfect recipe:
• 50ml Scotch whisky (we recommend using a decent - non-smokey - blend)
• 20ml sweet vermouth
• Dash of orange bitters
• Dash of absinthe (You can replace the absinthe with Pernod if you'd prefer)
Pour the whisky into a mixing glass. Then add the vermouth and the orange bitters. Add ice and stir well.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then add a dash of the absinthe (or Pernod), this will bring a nice contrasting flavour but be careful to keep it to a dash as it can overpower the rest of the ingredients if the measure is too strong.
Garnish: a Maraschino cherry
As an aside why not serve it with some shortbread or tablet.