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11 Cocktails That Will Make You Fall In Love With Scotch

“I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly…” – Ron Burgundy 1. Blood and Sand View this image ” James Ransom / Via food52.com What makes this cocktail stand out is the mixture of orange juice and Cherry Heering, a Dutch liqueur that tastes, well, like

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11 Cocktails That Will Make You Fall In Love With Scotch

“I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly…” – Ron Burgundy

1. Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

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What makes this cocktail stand out is the mixture of orange juice and Cherry Heering, a Dutch liqueur that tastes, well, like cherries.

Suggested use: Enjoy while reading a Raymond Chandler novel. Recipe at Food52.

2. Sea & Scotch Hot Chocolate

Sea & Scotch Hot Chocolate

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Smoky scotch AND deep, dark hot chocolate? I die.

Suggested use: While playing Scrabble in front of a fireplace, with rain gently tapping on your window. Recipe here.

3. The Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail

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It is basically scotch on scotch, since the only two ingredients are that and Drambuie, a Scotch whisky-derived liqueur.

Suggested use: Drink after building a house with your own two hands. Recipe here.

4. The Highland Bramble

The Highland Bramble

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Don’t let the egg whites and Crème de Mure (blackberry liqueur) deter you from trying this cocktail. If anything, think of it as great way to get some protein and fruit into your diet.

Suggested use: Enjoy on a yacht while listening to Yacht. Recipe here.

5. The Penicillin

The Penicillin

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Named after the medicine, this cocktail is accented with honey and lemon flavors; it’s just what the doctor ordered.

Suggested use: Enjoy this after you call in “sick” to work. Recipe here.

6. The Presbyterian

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Scotch + ginger ale + club soda = simple perfection.

Suggested use: Sitting on a porch as crickets chirp while you watch the sun set. Recipe here.

7. The Godfather

The Godfather

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Amaretto and scotch want to make you an offer you can’t refuse.

Suggested use: Anywhere but on a small dinghy as you fish in the early morning light. Recipe here.

8. The Mamie Taylor

The Mamie Taylor

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Lime and ginger beer make this cocktail a class act – one you can take home to mom.

Suggested use: Drink in a 1934 Rolls Royce that has been converted into a hammock. Recipe here.

9. The Rob Roy

The Rob Roy

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OK, it’s “just” a Manhattan made with scotch instead of rye. But that doesn’t diminish the drink’s awesomeness, since Manhattans rock any which way you make them.

Suggested use: Surrounded by friends as you recount the tales of Scottish outlaw Rob Roy Macgregor, the drink’s namesake. Recipe here.

10. Sherlock & Watson

Sherlock & Watson

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Made with an Earl Grey tea syrup, this cocktail will make you say, “Why doesn’t everyone use scotch in their cocktails? It’s elementary!”

Suggested use: Enjoy while scanning through Netflix’s British Mysteries category. Recipe at Food52.

11. The Smoking Gun

The Smoking Gun

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A nice way to end the day would be sipping on this mixture of scotch, whiskey bitters, brown sugar cordial, and Fernet Branca. What are you waiting for? Pull the trigger!

Suggested use: Enjoy atop a hill overlooking the sea, as the nearby lighthouse comes to life. Recipe here.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/justinabarca/cocktails-made-with-scoth-that-will-make-your-day

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Cat Gets Kisses From A Koi Fish

Who doesn’t love a good cat video? Well, mice, probably. But any humans? Didn’t think so. Even dog lovers can appreciate feline antics from the safe viewing distance YouTube offers. Speaking of YouTube, Timo the rag-doll cat’s antics have been enjoyed by YouTube viewers for years now, and for good reason. His attempts to keep his predatory instincts sharp always come off a little more adorable than Timo probably intends.

Just take this video. Timo clearly wants to make a meal out of at least one of these goldfish. But all anyone can do is say “awwwww” as he bats at the water. The koi fish, for their part, aren’t helping matters much. Swimming right up to Timo, at least one of them gives him a fishy peck on the lips. That turns the cuteness factor up another notch.

Poor Timo. If only he had the fishing skills of a bigger cat. Maybe, say, a fishing cat? Fishing cats are an actual species of cat, known by their scientific name, Prionailurus viverrinus. These formidable anglers are much more effective at this particular pasttime than housecats, and up to 70% of their diet is, you guessed it, fish.

Koi on the other hand, are a pretty unusual fish. What most of us know as koi are actually a subspecies of regular old carp. Nishikigoi is the true name of these beautiful fish, which translates as “brocaded carp.” They might seem like some mysterious and ancient breed of fish due to their association with the very formal water gardens of Japan. Actually, they were only developed as a breed in the 1800s. Before that, carp was simply a dull, grey fish people used for food.

Read more: http://www.wimp.com/timo-rag-doll-cat-koi-kisses/

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