In 1998, the US Congress designated April 6 as national “Tartan Day,” to celebrate the contributions to America by Scottish-Americans. The date is the anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath (1320), one of the first documents in the world to declare a right to freedom. The Scottish Coalition, USA led the initative for a national day of recognition and celebration resulting in Congressional, Senate and Presidential recognition of National Tartan Day each year on April 6. There’s also a Scotland Run and Tartan Parade to commemorate this week.
Celebrate the Scottish spirit and Tartan Week (April 4th – 10th) by raising a glass of the timeless liqueur, Drambuie. Known in its native Scottish Gaelic, as “the drink that satisfies,” Drambuie is a unique blend of aged Scotch whisky with a secret combination of spices, heather honey & herbs. The exact recipe will remain a closely guarded secret as it has since 1745.
Celebrate golf, tweed, herring, bagpipes and try the Scotch liqueur with these two refreshing and classic cocktails to salute the Scottish heritage. Post your #ScotWeekSelfie on Twitter or Instagram with your cocktail and use #ScotWeek.
The Drambuie Collins is a light, refreshing and tasty serve with simple ingredients
1 part Drambuie
½ a Lemon
8 Mint Leaves
2 parts Soda
It’s quick and easy to build in a highball glass.
Drambuie Rusty Nail
Simple yet complex and rewarding, the Rusty Nail sits alongside the Martini and Old Fashioned as one of the classics of the cocktail world.
1 part Drambuie
2 parts Glenfiddich 12 Years Old or Grants Whisky
Stir over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with lemon or orange peel.