Talisker Blood Skye Cocktail

Whisky cocktails are gaining popularity beyond the whisky sour and with the release of new no age statement single malts, it’s making the spirit more approachable to a new generation of imbibers.

Talisker Blood Skye Cocktail

Talisker Skye is one such single malt whisky. The latest addition to the Talisker range from the Isle of Skye in Scotland has a soft sweet style with peaty notes at the end. With its subtle smoke, green apple and ripe pears, it lends itself well to cocktails.

The Talisker Blood Skye cocktail is a twist on the classic Blood and Sand substituting Cherry Heering Liqueur for Aperol. The cocktail is the creation of Sean Baxter, National Brand Ambassador for Diageo Classic Malts and was served at the official launch of Talisker Skye on board the Talisker racing yacht.  The cocktail embodies the spirit of Skye, fruity notes, subtle peat and maritime notes.

Talisker Blood Skye Cocktail Recipe

Recipe by Sean Baxter


  • 30 ml Talisker Skye
  • 30 ml fresh blood orange juice
  • 30 ml sweet vermouth such as Antica Formula
  • 10 ml Aperol

Glassware: short glass
Garnish: orange wedge

Build in a short glass and garnish with an orange wedge.

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Talisker Blood Skye Cocktail was last modified: May 31st, 2016 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.