A classic Burns Night whisky cocktail from Johnnie Walker and Galvin at Windows

Looking to celebrate the big night in at home? It'd be madness not to mix up a whisky drink on 25 January, and The Gentleman's Wager is a classic

The Gentleman's Wager

Makes 1

Preparation time 5 mins

Cooking time 5 mins

If you're not in the mood for a cèilidh, a hootenanny, that doesn't mean you should miss out on the fun. This cocktail, built around Johnnie Walker's precious Blue Label blend, with a punch of Antica Formula and a rich sweetness from a hit of chestnut liqueur, will make a great nightcap if you don't feel like braving the crowds.

The cocktail is priced at a pretty punchy £40 from the Park Lane skyline restaurant's bar – or, if you've got a bottle of Blue Label handy, you can find the recipe below.


  • 40ml Johnnie Walker Blue Label
  • 15ml Antica Formula
  • 15ml Crème de Châtaigne
  • 3 drops of Chocolate bitters


Stir all the ingredients in mixing glass with ice and strain over ice rock into an old fashioned glass.