Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
Atholl Brose has been famous since 1475 when the Duke of Atholl captured his enemy the Earl of Ross by filling a well, from which the Earl liked to drink, with this magical potion. Ross (not surprisingly) drank deeply and was captured. As to what became of the rest of the well contents... because this took place in Scotland it seems very unlikely that it was wasted!
- 3 tablespoons old-fashioned oatmeal, heaped
- 32 fluid ounces Scotch whisky
- 2 cups water, approximately
- 2 tablespoons melted honey
- Put oatmeal into a bowl, and mix with water to create a thick paste.
- Let stand for ½ hour.
- In the next step, the aim is to save the liquid- not the oatmeal!
- Strain the liquid through a fine strainer or sieve into bowl.
- Press with back of spoon to extract all liquid, and then throw away the oatmeal.
- Mix the liquid with honey, and stir until well-blended.
- Pour into quart bottle, fill up with Scotch whisky, and cork the bottle tightly.
- Always shake before using.
A wonderful recipe! This goes down like water... I actually founf Scottish oatmeal, but I suppose any slow-cook oatmeal will do. I used a metal mesh strainer first, then paper towels. In the end, it was still murky, but yummy. The process to make it is a bit messy, but worth it.