Atholl Brose Recipe

Atholl Brose Recipe

Our kitchen is frequently buzzing with our explorations in honey. Always looking for fun and tasty ways to stir the nectar of the gods into the fold, we whip up small batches of honey love, almost everyday. This weekend we discovered an old Scottish Highland recipe for Atholl Brose.

This drink is named after the First Earl of Atholl, who, according to legend, quashed a Highland rebellion in 1475 by filling the rebel leader’s well with the mixture, making him easily captured. They call it the Nectar of the Scots, and guarantee it ‘shall put a bloom on the cheek & a weakness in the knee’.

Atholl Brose Recipe

Atholl Brose

{Makes 1 pint}

1 cup raw raw honey

2 cups whiskey

*(if you use Irish Whiskey, you’ll have to call it Athole Bruce)

Sweet whipped cream

Mix the honey & whiskey in a heat proof pan to warm ever so slightly.

Pour into mugs and top with cream and a dash of cinnamon.


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