Do something old fashioned, it’s National Scotch day after all!

27 July marks National Scotch Day in the U.S – a day celebrated by whisky novices and connoisseurs alike, in appreciation of the simple pleasure of a fine Scotch. Monkey Shoulder, voted as the world’s top trending and bestselling Scotch whisky for three years in a row by Drinks International, recommends sticking to the world’s favourite drink in your celebrations this year, with a cheeky twist – the Lazy Old Fashioned.

This easy-to-make and pleasure-to-drink cocktail is best served shared, and enjoyed responsibly.

Lazy old Fashioned


  • 50ml Monkey Shoulder Whiskey
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Orange Zest


  1. Add Monkey Shoulder, sugar syrup, Angostura bitters and orange zest to a mixing glass
  2. Add cold, dry ice and stir
  3. Once dilution is reached, strain into glass over fresh ice
  4. Twist orange peel over glass

Written by Marvin

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