Sometimes, you just want an easy to drink to sip on after a long day. I totally get that. I feel the same way sometimes. With those nights in mind, I created this scotch tamarind cocktail. Made with an earl grey infused scotch and tamarind soda, it’s just a matter of pouring the two ingredients over ice and adding a straw. The rest is just a matter of sipping with your feet kicked up.
But before you get all comfy cozy with your scotch tamarind cocktail, you need to infuse the scotch. It’s really easy to do. Just drop a tea bag in a cup of scotch and let it sit for about 1-1/2 hours. I used Tazo earl grey tea along with Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky. The tea is made from black tea, bergamot essence and lavender flowers. The scotch is made from grain and malt whiskies, aged in American oak casks and bottled at 100 proof. They go well together.
As for the soda part of this scotch tamarind cocktail, I went with Jarritos Tamarind Soda. It seems to be the most popular tamarind soda and can be found in some grocery stores, many Mexican markets and even in Mexican restaurants. My kids enjoyed it straight from the bottle. I enjoyed it mixed with booze.
- 1-1/2 ounces earl grey tea infused scotch*
- Tamarind soda
- *To make the earl grey infused scotch, add 1 earl grey tea bag to 1 cup scotch (I used Tazo tea and Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky). Let steep for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, tasting along the way until the tea flavor comes through.
- For the cocktail:
- Add infused scotch to an ice filled highball glass.
- Top with tamarind soda.
- Add a straw, stir and enjoy.
Want more just like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and you’ll get the latest buzz delivered directly to your inbox!
Note: A bottle of Cutty Sark was sent to me to use in cocktail creating. All thoughts, opinions, images and recipes are my own.