Tag Archives: Burns Night

MacDaddy Cocktail

Mac Daddy Cocktail
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This is a variation on the classic whisky mac by Wayne Collins. It’s a Whisky based cocktail that’s great for kicking off your Burns night dinner of Haggis with Whisky Cream Sauce and Orkney Clapshot!

Serves; 1 – Gluten free*

Ingredients

  • Dash whisky bitters
  • 1 strip orange zest
  • 25ml/1fl oz Scotch whisky
  • 25ml/1fl oz ginger liqueur
  • A piece of thinly sliced lemon zest, to garnish

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and stir to mix.
  2. Strain into a whiskey tumbler over ice, garnish with lemon zest and serve.

Enjoy responsibly….

 

*Gluten Free – Although I make every effort to ensure that the ingredients list are gluten free, you should double check at the time of using as products change their base ingredients frequently

Whisky Cream Sauce

Whisky Cream Sauce
Whisky Cream Sauce

This rich sauce, made with cream and Scotch Whisky is the prefect companion to Haggis and Clapshot on Burns Night. The subtle smoky notes from the Whisky are perfect with the richness of Haggis.

Serves 4 – 6 Gluten Free*

Ingredients

  • 500ml/17fl oz double cream
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp whisky
  • sea salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • ½ lemon, juice only

Method

  1. Heat the double cream in a pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the wholegrain mustard, Dijon mustard and whisky and stir to combine.
  3. Increase the heat until the mixture is simmering and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground white pepper.
  5. Stir in the tablespoon of chives, then whisk in the lemon juice.

Serve drizzled over slices of Haggis, with a mound of Orkney Clapshot for that perfect Burns Night meal on the 25th January

*Gluten Free – Although I make every effort to ensure that the ingredients list are gluten free, you should double check at the time of using as products change their base ingredients frequently

Orkney Clapshot

Orkney Clapshot
Orkney Clapshot

Burns night is fast approaching and thoughts turn to Haggis. Although the regular accompaniment to this is ‘tatties and neeps’ I prefer Calpshot. I was introduced to this during a visit to the cafe at the top of Cairngorm Mountain a good few years ago. The chef was from the Orkney’s and this was was their staple addition to the Burns Night Meal.

Serves 4 – Gluten Free*

Ingredients

  • 400g floury white potatoes such as Maris Piper, peeled and diced
  • 400g carrots, diced
  • 400g swede (The Scots know this as yellow turnip)
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 50g butter
  • 100 ml double cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • freshly grated nutmeg to taste

Method

  1. Put the potatoes, swede, carrot and onion into a pan of boiling water and cook until tender.
  2. Drain and mash
  3. Stir in the butter and cream along with the salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Serve, with Haggis and a splash of whisky cream sauce.

*Gluten Free – Although I make every effort to ensure that the ingredients list are gluten free, you should double check at the time of using as products change their base ingredients frequently