Cameron's Kick

Cameron's Kick


  • 30ml Scotch whisky
  • 30ml Irish whiskey
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml orgeat
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Lemon or orange twist


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.

  2. Shake until chilled

  3. Strain into a coupe.

  4. Twist the peel over the cocktail to express the oils, then garnish the drink with the twist.


  1. Scotch whiskies vary between regions, so it’s a good idea for this drink to choose one that isn’t overly peaty, otherwise it will completely overpower the cocktail. That is, unless you pick other ingredients that complement it (see the alternate version of this cocktail)

  2. The key to this cocktail is the interplay between the two whisk(e)ys. Hold both opened bottles together and try to smell them in tandem (moving your nose from one bottle to the other): If the aromas play well with each other, you should have your first indication that this blend will be a success.

  3. We recommend making your own orgeat, it’s easy and it will taste a lot better than anything you find in stores.

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  1. While we don’t know for sure where the name of this drink comes from, one theory is that it is named after a historical event where Donald Dubh, Chief of the Scottish Clan Cameron, was exiled to Ireland in 1431 after the Battle of Inverlochy.

  2. This recipe appears in 1922’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails by Harry Craddock. 

  3. Historian David Wondrich helped revive this cocktail after he included it in his 2005 book Killer Cocktails.

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