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Flying Scotchman Cocktail Recipe

Welcome to our exclusive exploration of the Flying Scotchman, a cocktail that promises to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your mixology experience. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or a curious beginner who likes Scotch, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, or Sugar Syrup, this drink might impress.

Table of contents:

  1. Description
  2. Ingredients
  3. Instructions
  4. Nutrition
  5. Shopping list
  6. Related Cocktails
  7. FAQ
  8. Conclusion

Flying Scotchman Cocktail Description

The Flying Scotchman falls under the Ordinary Drink and Alcoholic categories, making it a perfect choice for those who appreciate a drink with character. Served in Cocktail glass, this drink tastes exquisite and presents itself visually appealing.

The Flying Scotchman is not just a cocktail, it’s an art form. With 4 ingredients including Scotch, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, Sugar syrup, it invites you into a world of exquisite flavors and textures. This cocktail stands as a symbol of creativity and sophistication. Enjoy similar experiences with cocktails like Man Of The Moment, Ludwig And The Gang, Diplomat.

Flying Scotchman Ingredients

A great cocktail starts with the right ingredients. For the Flying Scotchman, you will need the following:

US Metric
  • 1 oz Scotch
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 dash Bitters
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar syrup
  • 30 ml Scotch
  • 30 ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 dash Bitters
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar syrup

Each component in this cocktail plays a vital role in creating the unique flavor profile of this drink.

How to Make a Flying Scotchman Cocktail

Preparation time: 5
Total time: 10

Creating the Flying Scotchman cocktail is an art in itself. Follow these steps for the perfect outcome:

To craft this exquisite cocktail, begin by vigorously shaking the following ingredients: 1 oz Scotch, 1 oz Sweet Vermouth, 1 dash Bitters, 1/4 tsp Sugar syrup. Once blended to perfection, pour into the cocktail glass and enjoy. The process is as enjoyable as savoring the drink itself.

Nutrition Facts for the Flying Scotchman Cocktail

Calories Fat Carbs Protein
400.0 0.0 100.0 0.0

Please note that the figures in the table for Flying Scotchman are only approximate values, as for each raw material, the manufacturers use different ingredients to make their products. A general value has been used based on the ingredients (which may be substituted) to calculate the nutrition results in this recipe. The values shown are per serving.

Shopping List for the Flying Scotchman Cocktail

To prepare this cocktail, ensure you have these items on your shopping list: Scotch, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, and Sugar Syrup.

Quality ingredients are key to the perfect cocktail, Flying Scotchman.

Interesting Facts

The ingredients used in the Flying Scotchman cocktail are also found in many other drinks. This list shows how many times each ingredient is used in the recipes and what proportion of each ingredient is used in the cocktail descriptions on our Cocktails recipe & Drinks site.

Used Ingredient Applied % of Total Cocktails
Scotch 120 times 0.73%
Sweet Vermouth 307 times 1.88%
Bitters 222 times 1.36%
Sugar Syrup 185 times 1.13%

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Flying Scotchman FAQ

  • Q: How do you make the Flying Scotchman Cocktail?
  • A: Follow the detailed instructions above to mix the perfect Flying Scotchman.
  • Q: What ingredients do I need for the Flying Scotchman?
  • A: The ingredients include Scotch, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, and Sugar Syrup, all of which contribute to its unique taste.
  • Q: Which is the best glass for the Flying Scotchman cocktail?
  • A: In our experience, Cocktail glass is the best match for this drink. This glassware appears 1145 times in our mixing recipes, resulting in 7.00% of the cocktailing instructions.


The Flying Scotchman cocktail is more than just a drink; it’s a sensory journey. From its intricate blend of flavors to its elegant presentation, this cocktail is a testament to the art of mixology. Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying a quiet evening, the Flying Scotchman is the perfect addition to any occasion.

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