Scotty Boy Cocktail Recipe

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The Scotty Boy is a refreshing cocktail that’s easy to love. This dynamic drink combines the bold flavor of Absolut Kurant vodka with tangy sour mix for a wonderful blend of flavors.

Whether you’re hosting a lively gathering, looking to unwind after a long day, or just looking for a new and exciting cocktail to try, the Scotty Boy is the perfect choice. Its bright, citrusy notes and effervescent finish make it an ideal companion for warm weather and festive occasions.

Pale yellow Scotty Boy drink on white marble countertop

Make Your Own Sour Mix

Homemade sour mix in bottle and glass with lemons and limes

If you don’t love the taste of bottled sour mix, it’s very easy to make your own with our homemade sour mix recipe!

If you opt for a bottled product, be sure to use a high-quality hand-crafted sour mix, as this will be one of the dominant notes in the overall flavor profile of the drink. You can also experiment with the ratio of vodka to sour mix to suit your personal taste preferences, adjusting the measurements to your liking.

Serving Suggestions

This drink is typically served in a rocks glass, which allows room for ice, liquid, and garnish. The shape of these glasses also helps to showcase the yellow color of the cocktail.

It’s best served chilled and enjoyed immediately, as the effervescence and balance of flavors are at their peak when the drink is freshly mixed.

Garnishing Ideas

The classic choice is a lemon wedge or a maraschino cherry. The lemon wedge provides a fresh, citrusy accent that complements the tart flavors of the drink, while the maraschino cherry adds a touch of sweetness and a pop of color.

For a more elaborate presentation, you can also consider garnishing with a sprig of fresh mint or a thin lemon or lime wheel. These additional garnishes look good and also add a subtle layer of aroma and flavor.

Substitutions

This is an easy drink recipe to change up and play with. While the Absolut Kurant has a unique and wonderful flavor, you can use a berry flavored vodka instead. Or even creme de cassis for a similar (but much sweeter) flavor.

You can also experiment with different types of sour mix. If you make your own, you can use lime, lemon or grapefruit, or even pineapple to get the exact flavor you prefer.

You can also add a splash of cranberry juice or pomegranate juice, which can give the drink some sweetness and turn it a lovely reddish orange color.

Food Pairings

The drink’s bright, tart, and effervescent profile makes it an excellent pairing for a variety of foods and settings. It works with dishes from light salads and seafood dishes to heartier fare like burgers and barbecue.

Try serving it alongside spicy or flavorful dishes. The drink’s refreshing qualities can help to balance and temper the heat or intensity of the food.

It can be a great accompaniment to desserts, particularly those with citrus or berry notes, as the drink’s tartness can help to cut through the sweetness and provide a refreshing counterpoint.

Pale yellow Scotty Boy drink on white marble countertop

Scotty Boy Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The Scotty Boy is a refreshing cocktail that's easy to love. This dynamic drink combines the bold flavor of Absolut Kurant vodka with tangy sour mix.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Absolut Kurant
  • 4 ounces sour mix
  • splash soda water

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the Absolut Kurant vodka and the sour mix.
  3. Shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds, until the mixture is well-chilled and frothy.
  4. Strain the contents of the shaker into a highball or Collins glass filled with fresh ice.
  5. Top off the drink with a splash of soda water, just enough to create a light effervescence.
  6. Garnish the Scotty Boy with a lemon wedge or a maraschino cherry, if desired.

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Last Updated:

April 9, 2024