Scotland is still part of the United Kingdom for now at least, so Andy Murray remains one of Britain’s most successful living athletes. With England underwhelming in the football this summer, and our Scottish tennis star today picking up his second Wimbledon title, we’re marking the occasion with a special cocktail – the Murraytini.
Mr. Murray’s also defended his Olympic gold medal in Rio, so it’s the perfect time to revive a cocktail I devised for Beefeater Gin back in 2013 when the man from Dunblane took his first Wimbledon crown.
It’s a fairly simple concoction, but the Murraytini packs a fair punch, as you’d imagine from the name (and from the man himself). Not recommended for serious athletes, as it could definitely stop you from training for a few days, or indeed simply getting out of bed, if you’re not careful. But there’s nothing quite like patriotic sporting celebration when it comes to giving you an excuse for your hangovers during the summer.
Unsurprisingly, the inspiration for this drink comes from a classic pair of Scottish libations – whisky, and its sweeter, more fragrant cousin, Drambuie. Alas, no Irn Bru.
These two give the drink a bit of weight and fire, which is tempered by the lighter touch from gin and lemonade. It’s not one you should swig back by the dozen (unless you have a stomach made of thick tweed), but as a perfect way to cap a night off, be it summer or winter, you can’t go far wrong here.
- 1 measure gin
- 1 measure Drambuie
- 1 measure still, cloudy lemonade
- ½ measure whisky
Shake with ice and serve in a martini glass with a lemon twist.
Will Deans is IGT’s newest contributor, in London, but all the way from the far north of Scotland. He blogs at idleadvertising.blogspot.co.uk.
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