The Burns Monument is to be found at the Southerly foot of Edinburgh’s imposing Carlton Hill, just in sight of the even more impressive Arthur’s Seat, a 251m ancient volcano which towers above the beautiful city of Edinburgh.
Whilst we would like to believe the monument was erected to honour this marvellous Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth and benedictine cocktail, even we would have to concede that it may actually have been named to honour the great Scottish writer, Robert “Rabbie” Burns.
Despite this marvellous Scotch cocktail being called the Bobby Burns and the fact that it has been hugely popular on Burns Night for many decades, it seems the drink’s moniker actually comes from a NYC Cigar tycoon of the same name, who was fortunate enough to have had the short named after him!
But as Rabbie so aptly suggests "Painters and poets have liberty to lie” - so we’ll raise a glass of Bobby Burns to toast the poet!
- 50ml scotch
- 25ml sweet vermouth
- 15ml Benedictine
Fill a rocks glass with ice
Add all ingredients and stir
Garnish with a maraschino cherry