Mark and I just returned from a fabulous vacation to London, Paris, Edinburgh, and the Isle of Skye. It was a perfect mix of metropolitan cities, old school architecture, and nature. While traveling, we of course tested out the local cafes, bars, and pubs, and ended up in some pretty interesting places. One such establishment was the Old Tom & English bar where we walked past the door several times before realizing it was there, then proceeded to ring the bell, be led down a flight of stairs to a sixties style lounge, and indulge in some unique gin cocktails… very memorable.
There were so many great drinks throughout our trip that I thought it would be fun to share a few cocktail recipes that are inspired by our travels. First up, in honor of the Isle of Skye – the Bonnie Prince Charlie.
I thought this drink was fitting because it contains Drambuie, the liqueur that the MacDonald family gave Prince Charlie on his flight to Skye. We read all about him at a few of the castle we visited. It also includes cognac which is of course made in France, another country we visited on our trip.
Travel Inspired Cocktails: Bonnie Prince Charlie
- 1 measure of cognac
- 1/2 measure of Drambuie
- 1 measure of lemon juice
- 1 lemon twist
Shake the cognac, Drambuie, and lemon juice with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with the lemon twist, and enjoy!