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The Cure-All

With the same flavor base as thePenicillin—lemon, ginger, and Scotch—this foundation of this drink is already a delicious antidote to a long, cold day. Adding a shot of beet juice just ups the curative ante. More

Dipping Daisy

The punch of Scotch is softened with some honey, lemon, and aromatics in this cocktail from Brandon Burke of Haddingtons in Austin, Texas. Sweet and floral, this easy-sipping cocktail is soothing in the winter and patio friendly in the spring. More

Sepia's Death & Taxes

The base spirit of this cocktail, Sheep Dip blended Scotch whisky, gets its name from an old term Scottish farmers used to disguise casks of homemade hooch. To avoid taxes (and the disapproval of their wives) they labeled barrels of bootleg Scotch as Sheep Dip, an insecticide used to delouse sheep. More

Scotch Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

This is everything vanilla ice cream should be: impossibly rich and smooth with deep notes of honey, caramel, and flowers. A good Highland Scotch (I'm partial to Glenlivet 12) brings out the best flavors of vanilla while also adding depth. There's a good amount of salt to keep you coming back for another bite. Add salt slowly and adjust it to your tastes. More

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