Atholl Brose is a Scottish drink made by mixing oatmeal brose, honey, whisky, and sometimes cream.
According to legend, the drink is named after the 1st Earl of Atholl, who quashed a Highland rebellion in 1475 by filling the rebel leader's well with the mixture, making him easily captured.
This recipe, by The Outlander Kitchen yields about 2 cups.
- 8 oz. Steel-cut or rolled oats
- 8 oz. Scotch whiskey
- 2 Tblsp. Honey
- 4 oz. Table, Light or Single Cream (18% fat)
- Soak oats in 2 cups of lukewarm water overnight.
- Drain oats in a strainer lined with cheesecloth or muslin.
- Squeeze the oats in the cloth to extract all liquid. Discard oats.
- Mix 1 cup of strained oat milk with whiskey in a large bowl. Gently whisk in honey, until dissolved. Add cream and stir.
- Store, covered, in a pitcher in the fridge for up to 1 week. It gets even better on the 2nd or 3rd day, once flavors have had a chance to meld.
- Serve chilled or over ice.