Scottish (Scotland) Drink Ideas
Traditional Atholl Brose Recipe
There are a number of variations in making this Scottish drink which have been handed down over many generations. It is a drink which succesfully blends the sweetness of honey, with the bitter dry taste of whisky. Its origins are misted in the usual foklore associated with these types of dishes and drinks but this recipe is taken from the traditional Atholl Brose recipe made public by the Duke of Atholl some years ago.
2 tablespoons heather honey
3 rounded tablespoons of medium oatmeal
The oatmeal is prepared by putting it into a basin and mixing with cold water until the consistency is that of a thick paste. Leave for half an hour and then put through a fine strainer, pressing down with a wooden spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Throw away the oatmeal which is left in the strainer and use the creamy liquor from the oatmeal for the brose.
Then mix four dessert spoonfuls of pure honey and four sherry glassfuls of the prepared oatmeal and stir well. Put into a quart bottle and fill with malt whisky; shake before serving.
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