Drink of The Weekend – June 7th -

- MacKinnon -

Welcome to the next edition of  the FANFOOD Drink of the Weekend. Every weekend we will provide you with recipes for great drinks that are perfect for your backyard BBQ, or at your next tailgate party.


This week it’s The MacKinnon


It’s an odd and surprising drink to be sure, but with a great deal of personality. The base for the drink is Drambuie, the Scottish herbal honey-and-whisky liqueur, but before you write it off as too sweet, look at the citrus and soda–that will tone down the sugar a few notches. Plus, there’s a slider of rum to help level out flavor, and to bring the horsepower up to the necessary level. This won’t be an everyday drink, but when you need something surprising, the MacKinnon is a good bet.

This variation on the John Collins sure is tasty — the Drambuie’s Scotch base contributes just enough of its smokiness to keep things interesting, while its honey-sweetness is beautifully balanced by the citrus juice and drawn out by the soda. And the rum? Not sure, but the drink isn’t nearly as good without it.



2 ounces Drambuie
1/2 ounce white rum
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
club soda


Shake first 4 ingredients well with cracked ice in a chilled cocktail shaker

Strain into Collins glass with 2 or 3 ice cubes in it

Top off with cold club soda or seltzer

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