I love really good liqueurs and this Scotch Mist Liqueur is my homemade Drambuie and oh so tasty. Easy to make it’s the perfect Christmas tipple and a great wee gift too.
Scotch Mist Liqueur (Homemade Drambuie)
Scotch Mist Liqueur is my own personal take on the world-famous Drambuie (pronounced Dram-Boo-ee) liqueur from good old Scotland.
The original Drambuie is made from whisky, Scottish heather honey and a secret blend of herbs and spices. My version contains whisky (of course), honey and my own blend of herbs and spices, read on….
It’s like Drambuie!
Like so many others out there I love Drambuie liqueur, alas I don’t much fancy the hefty price tag, so as is my want I decided to have a go at making my own version.
This Scotch Mist Liqueur is pretty damn close in the taste department and is definitely one that is going in the hampers this Christmas!
Like all my liqueur and drink recipes this is simple to make and really just a case of putting stuff together and letting time do the work for you.
I made this Scotch Mist Liqueur as part of my Auld Alliance Christmas hamper for the TV show Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas. When I was a finalist in the Christmas hamper section. I have to say, this Scotch Mist liqueur went down a treat with Kirstie and the judge.
You can read about my adventures on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas.
Ingredients for homemade Drambuie
Your ingredients are whisky. Buy one you’d drink yourself, never use cheap nasty stuff you wouldn’t actually drink yourself when you are making liqueurs or infusions. Having said that, don’t go overboard here, just a basic whisky is all you need, not a single malt!!!
Scottish heather honey (or any honey), fennel seeds, star anise, angelica root, saffron, nutmeg, orange peel and rosemary.
how to make Scotch Mist Liqueur
Make sure you crush your spices with a mortar and pestle and chop up the rosemary so all those gorgeous flavours are released into the whisky.
You want to put your spices and herbs into the whisky and let them infuse in a dark cupboard for 4 days shaking every day.
Then you want to sieve out the solids through 2 layers of kitchen paper and do this twice so you know there are no tiny bits and pieces getting through.
Next add the honey and whisk into the liquid.
Pour into sterilised bottles and leave for 24 hours before drinking. Tart up the bottle, I’ve made mine a bit of a pastiche on the original Drambuie bottle.
How long will this liqueur keep?
Your Scotch Mist Liqueur will keep for up to a year. Just give it a shake each time you use it to mix everything up again if it has settles.
How to serve this liqueur
Serve your homemade Drambuie as a shot as the perfect warming tipple on a cold day.
Add ice for a cooler drink.
Try pouring your Scotch Mist Liqueur over really good ice-cream for a super easy grownup dessert.
The perfect boozy gift and something to welcome the New Year when it comes.
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Scotch Mist Liqueur
- 500 ml/1 pint Scotch whisky
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp angelica root
- 1/4 tsp crushed nutmeg
- 1/2 star anise
- Pinch of saffron
- Sprig of fresh rosemary
- Strip of orange peel
- 3 tbsp Scottish heather honey
- Crush the spices with a mortar and pestle
- Chop up the rosemary
- Push the Rosemary, orange peel and crushed spices into a half bottle of whisky or pour whisky into a jar and use that
- Set aside in cupboard for 4 days and shake every day
- Strain through double layer of kitchen roll twice
- Add the honey and whisk well
- Decant into sterilised bottles and label nicely
- Leave for 24 hours before drinking