With this in mind, we've compiled a list of easy-to-make cocktails from classics to those with a modern twist.
Build over ice in a rocks glass and stir. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Add the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Rub a piece of orange peel on the inside of a glass.
Add a pinch of sugar.
Then add three dashes of Angostura bitters and 50ml of whisky - Loch Lomond 12 or Glen Moray Elgin Classic.
Add three ice cubes.
Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and then it’s ready to serve.
Add all the ingredients for the Bobby Burns into a glass or mixing jug, and stir with ice until cold.
If using a jug or shaker to stir, pour into a coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Pour the whisky – over ice – into an old fashioned whisky glass (the fat bottomed tumbler kind if you have one, if not any tumbler will do), then add the juice of half of the lemon and half a teaspoonful of sugar.
Shake the glass before adding the soda water to serve. Garnish with a slice of lime.
Add all ingredients to a small tumbler or mixing glass.
Stir down with a bar spoon until chilled.
Serve with a garnish of sliced orange or orange peel.
*To make Irn Bru syrup - boil equal parts sugar and water (for example 400ml of each) until reduced to a syrupy texture. Add Irn Bru and boil for about five minutes.
Taylor Brown, bar manager at Duck & Waffle Edinburgh has shared this easy to make whisky cocktail recipe, which you can also enjoy at the bar this month.
Pour ingredients over ice into a coupette or martini glass and stir, top with Philipponnat Champagne
*How to make your own orange and Tonka bean syrup
Gently heat 500ml of strained fresh orange juice, 500g sugar, 100ml water and 5 whole Tonka beans
cracked in 2.
Mix until all the ingredients are combined (don't let this boil).
Let the syrup cool down to room temp naturally, before straining and bottling to use in your cocktail.
Walker’s has put a contemporary twist on a classic cocktail to create The Walker’s 125.
Based on the classic Old Fashioned, the cocktail celebrates Scottish heritage by incorporating whisky, honey oat liqueur and Walker’s Shortbread Fingers to create a well-balanced cocktail. A modern dram fit to toast the bard!
Start by crushing one Walker’s Shortbread Fingers and set to the side
Coat the rim of your chosen glass (a fancy lowball or rocks glass works) in honey or sugar syrup
Dip your glass into your shortbread crumbs to coat/decorate the rim
Carefully pour The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve and Liquid Oats Sweet Vanilla and Honey Liqueur into your glass and stir down until smooth on the palate, or approx. for 20-30 seconds
Serve with the remaining Walker’s Shortbread Finger and enjoy!