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Facts and information about this famous liqueur drink

Facts and Information about the Drambuie Liqueur
The alcoholic drink Drambuie is a liqueur made from a secret recipe containing Scotch whisky, spices, herbs and wild honey. Liqueurs are sweet alcoholic drinks which are flavoured with a variety of different ingredients and come in a variety of different colors. The word 'liqueur' derives from the Latin word 'liquifacere' which means to melt or dissolve - the flavorings used to make liqueurs are dissolved.

List of Recipes which contain Drambuie
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Information about Drambuie
Liqueurs are flavored with a whole variety of different ingredients! These ingredients include fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, nuts, roots, plants, barks, eggs and cream. The following list details the main ingredients of Drambuie together with other info about this famous liqueur.

  • Main ingredients of Drambuie - Scotch whisky, spices, herbs and wild honey
  • Country of origin - Scotland
  • Color - Golden

History of Drambuie and Prince Charles Edward Stuart
The history of Drambuie and its connection with Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788) is fascinating. Prince Charles Edward Stuart is also known by the nickname 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' who was a Catholic claimant to the British throne. Following his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 16 April 1746 Prince Charles Edward Stuart was forced to flee the battlefield with a massive reward of £30,000 for his capture. Flora MacDonald helped him travel over the sea to Skye, disguised as her maid. Prince Charles Edward Stuart was given sanctuary in Skye until the Prince returned to the safety of France. Prince Charles Edward Stuart rewarded loyal Captain John Mackinnon with the prized recipe for the drink which became Drambuie. This precious recipe was the personal "eau de vie" liqueur of Bonnie Prince Charlie and one of the few possessions of the Prince .The ancient recipe given by Prince Charles Edward Stuart was preserved by the MacKinnon family became known locally on Skye as "dram buidhe" meaning the yellow drink or "Dram Buidheach" meaning the drink that satisfies.

Additional background information about Drambuie
Drambuie definition and additional background information about Drambuie:

  • Drambuie definition: The name Drambuie is a derivation of the Gaelic words 'dram buidheach' meaning “the drink that satisfies”
  • A "Wee Dram" is a common expression in Scotland used when having an alcoholic drink. The word 'dram' is an imperial unit of volume  which is commonly used to describe a measure of Scotch whisky
  • The first bottles of Drambuie went on sale in 1909
  • In 1914 the Drambuie Liqueur Company was established by Malcolm MacKinnon
  • Drambuie is still produced by the Drambuie Liqueur Company Limited which remains the Mac Kinnon family business

How to serve the Drambuie Liqueur
Liqueurs are made in nearly every country of the world and come in a variety of different flavors and colors. This makes every liqueur drink, such as Drambuie, an extremely versatile drink. Liqueurs can be served:

  • Drambuie Straight up - Perfect as after dinner drinks and usually served at room temperature
  • On the rocks - If a cold drink is preferred liqueurs can be chilled and served over ice cubes or mixed with crushed ice
  • Served with coffee
  • Liqueurs can be mixed with cream or other mixers to create some really good and extremely colorful cocktails

Quantities and Proportions of ingredients in Drambuie cocktail drinks
Quantities of ingredients tend to cause confusion - no problem, just use the correct proportions of each ingredient to create the best authentic & original Drambuie cocktail recipe! You can use a thimble, cup or even a pitcher ( if you are making this recipe for a group or a crowd ) when you make a cocktail! The following simple guidelines will also help with the different quantities referred to in other cocktail recipes:

  • 1 oz (ounce) equals 2 tbsp (tablespoons) or 3 cl (centilitres)

  • 30ml equals 1 oz

  • 1 shot equals 3 tbsp (tablespoons) or 1½ oz (ounces) or 45 ml (millilitres)

  • 1 cup equals 8 oz (ounces) or 24 cl (centilitres) or 240 ml (millilitres)

Drambuie

  • What is Drambuie?

  • Facts and Information about the Drambuie Liqueur

  • List of Recipes which contain Drambuie

  • Information about Drambuie

  • History of Drambuie and Prince Charles Edward Stuart

  • Additional background Information about Drambuie

  • How to serve Drambuie

  • Quantities and Proportions of ingredients in Drambuie cocktail drinks

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