Capital Christmas cocktail is an Old Fashioned classic

A Christmas cocktail in the capital is just what the doctor ordered this festive season.

With Christmas just around the corner, a selection of fine festive cocktails has been prepared for winter drinking.

Gingerbread Old Fashioned has been created by R&B Distillers and Usquabae Whisky Bar in Edinburgh.

Gingerbread is the scent of yuletide, bringing festive joy to everything from quaint iced house to cinnamon dusted lattes.

Craft whisky makers R&B Distillers have teamed up with Usquabae to create a seasonal take on the classic Old Fashioned.

A Gingerbread Old Fashioned

Pairing fiery ginger liqueur and ginger syrup with R&B Distillers’ Raasay While We Wait single malt, Head-bartender Michael MacLean’s festive concoction will be a perfect tipple to keep drinkers warm through to Hogmanay.


50ml R&B Distillers Raasay While We Wait or Borders whisky

15ml ginger liqueur

10ml Fentimans House of Broughton Ginger Syrup

Two dashes Angostura bitters


Stir whisky, ginger liqueur, ginger syrup and bitters over ice for dilution in a mixing glass. Strain into serving glass over ice.