Johnnie Walker Red Label Bobby Burns

Johnnie Walker Double Black Label is mixed with Vermouth and Benedictine in this bold classic.

Johnnie Walker Red Label Bobby Burns


  • 50ml

    Johnnie Walker Red Label

  • 25ml

    Sweet Vermouth

  • 12.5ml


  • 1

    Lemon Twist (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Martini Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1


  • 1

    Mixing Glass

  • 1

    Julep Strainer



  • Preparation
    1. Add all the ingredients to an Ice-filled Mixing Glass.
    2. Stir to mix, chill and dilute.
    3. Strain into a chilled Martini Glass.
    4. Garnish with a Lemon Twist.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    24 g per serve

Interesting facts

The Bobby Burns is one of the few cocktails that’s made with Scotch Whiskey. The cocktail is also made with sweet vermouth and Benedictine, which is a herbal liqueur.

History of the drink

The Bobby Burns cocktail, which is believed to have been named after either the Scottish poet or a cigar salesman, has a history that dates to the 1900s, when it appeared under the name ‘Baby Burns’ in a recipe guide. Cocktail historian, Gary 'Gaz' Regan, found a picture in the 1923 edition of Valentine's Manual of Old New York, which suggested that the drink might have been named after a location in New York. However, the true origins of the Bobby Burns cocktail remain uncertain. The first printed recipe for the drink appeared in the 1930 edition of The Savoy Cocktail Book, while the first American written appearance came a year later in the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Days, but with a different recipe and named ‘Robert Burns’.