Liquid address to a haggis a first in town

Callum Merriman and Julie Lewis mix up the new creations at The Adamson Restaurant.

Callum Merriman and Julie Lewis mix up the new creations at The Adamson Restaurant.

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Known for their innovative cocktails the expert mixologists at The Adamson Bar are taking Burns celebrations to another level by creating St Andrews’ first ever pair of haggis cocktails.

The ‘For the Laddies’ and ‘For the Lassies’ drinks showcase the hallmark creativity of the Adamson team.

For the Laddies and For the Lassies cocktails

For the Laddies and For the Lassies cocktails

Julie Lewis managing director said: “We love to take traditional recipes and ideas and put our ‘Adamson twist’ on them. With Burns being such a prolific celebration in St Andrews and across the rest of the country, we felt it was only right to give one of Scotland’s most famous poets his very own set of cocktails. Whilst challenging, we had a lot of fun coming up with the perfect base for a haggis cocktail recipe.”

The drinks include local spirits, Ogilvy Vodka, distilled in Angus, in the ‘For The Laddies’ cocktail and Caorunn Gin, from Speyside ‘For The Lassies’.

Julie continued: “We wanted to recreate one of the oldest cocktails, the martini, whilst incorporating all the flavours of haggis. Each cocktail uses an egg white base to enhance the spice flavours, and includes nutmeg, sea salt, black pepper, mace and sugar. We reckon Robert Burns would more than approve, and we look forward to raising many a glass in his name.”

The two cocktails are now available and will feature on the menu at the Ladies’ Burns Supper, hosted at The Adamson Restaurant on January 21.