Saturday, December 17, 2016

Scotch & Milk

What's this? I mean, really... What? An old man showed asked me to make this at the bar today. It turns out that scotch and milk, specifically Dewar's and milk is not so bad after all. This is, of course, the time of year when you will drink the strangest things because it is part of a holiday tradition. I'm talking about eggnog. If you think that is normal, than' what's wrong with scotch and milk.

The milk simply softens the scotch's liquor flavors and gives the drink fattiness on the mouthfeel. Scotch is naturally spicy, so it fits with a holiday theme. I thought this was so funny I had to post it.
  • 1 1/2 oz. scotch (Dewar's recommended)
  • 1 1/2 oz. milk
Build drink in a rocks glass full of ice and stir.


  1. Scotch & Milk is a Philly Street Hustler tradition. Signifies class and distinction.

  2. This drink shows up in James Baldwin's short story "Sonny's Blues" as well.

    1. That's why I'm here! Reading it for college :)

  3. I just made it by mistake to have with a piece of chocolate croissant. I thought I was pouring the scotch into an empty cup but it had about an equal amount of milk, and it was absolutely delicious.

  4. In Idaho it's called 'cowbells.'

  5. I just heard of this in the Miles Davis doc called Birth of the Cool. I guess I'll have to give it a try.


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