Enjoy a Bobby Burns on Burns Night, January 25th
Burns Night is coming up. Ready for some scotch and haggis?
Every January 25th, Scotland and Scots all over the world come together to celebrate the life of their national poet, Robert Burns. Born January 25, 1759, Robert Burns is widely recognized as the national poet and lyricist of Scotland. He was a pioneer of the Romantic movement, but it wasn’t until his death at the age of 37 that he came to be regarded as a great source of inspiration, as well a cultural icon. Burns' most notable work happens to be the last lyrics one might hear at the end of a calendar year: Auld Lang Syne.
On Burns Night, one may find themselves indulging in a Burns Supper, complete with haggis, whisky, poetry readings and toasts. One of our Room 13 featured cocktails happens to be Mr. Burns’ namesake, Bobby Burns. A drink very similar to a Rob Roy, bitters are swapped out for Benedictine, giving it accents of honey, spice and fruit. The earliest recipe I've found is from Harry Craddock’s "The Savoy Cocktail Book" (1930), which Mr. Craddock considers it to be “one of the very best whisky cocktails.”
Be sure to stop by the speakeasy for a few Bobby Burns on January 25. Grab a book of your favorite poetry and toast to friends. Cheers!