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How to Make the Old English

When someone like Thomas Soden, barman extraordinaire, gets his hands on an Old Fashioned recipe, it will most definitely emerge as something else and probably even better. His Old English cocktail is insanely delicious with a mixture of runny honey, whisky and marmalade, plus a little Campari and bitters to add a bite!

Old English by Thomas Soden, Nine Lives, London

Old English

The Old English cocktail is a classic drink typically made with a combination of runny honey, whisky, marmalade, and a hint of Campari, resulting in a rich and flavorful beverage experience.
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Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 1 day 7 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 10
Calories 163 kcal


  • 2 tbsp Marmalade
  • 50 ml Runny Honey
  • 250 ml Boiling Water
  • 50 ml Campari
  • 10 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 450 ml Rich fruity Scotch, such as Highland Park 12yr, Craggonmore 12yr or Singleton of Dufftown


  • Add marmalade, honey & boiling water & mix together in a jug until dissolved before allowing to cool.
  • Strain off any bits from the marmalade & mix in the Angostura bitters, Campari & Scotch whisky.
  • Pour into a bottle & store in the fridge until required.
  • When serving pour over cubed or cracked block ice.
  • Garnish with an orange twist. 


Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 0.04gFat: 0.003gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.002gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 8gVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Old English cocktail
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