The Kelpie: A Mythical Water Horse Cocktail!

The Kelpie,  Named, of course, in honor of the famous Kelpies created by Andy Scott.   The kelpie is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland.  

The Kelpie Cocktail

Opened in Scotland on April 21 2014, The Kelpies tower a colossal 100 Feet above the Forth & Clyde canal which form a dramatic gateway to the East Coast of Scotland.  

Sculpted by Andy Scott, The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland.  A miniature of The Kelpies, 15 Feet Tall, were on display in Chicago during last years Ryder’s Cup and were showcased in New York City’s Bryant Park During Tartan Week in 2014.  Cheers to Scottish Culture and Style.

The Kelpie Statue in Bryant Park New York City

The Kelpie

(per cocktail)

¾ ounce Sweet Vermouth

¼ once Earl Grey syrup*

2 ½ ounces Black Grouse

1 Maraschino Cherry

1 Orange Peel Twist

*Recipe of Earl Grey Syrup

3 cups water

12 Earl Grey Tea Bags

3 cups turbinado sugar

Prep Cocktail 

  1. Combine Sweet Vermouth, Earl Grey Syrup, and Black Grouse with 4 ounces of ice in a mixing glass.
  2.  Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits and cloud the drink.
  3. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry.
  4. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils but don’t drop it in.
  5. Serve on up or on the rocks.

Prep for Syrup:

  1. Boil water
  2. Remove from Heat
  3. Add Tea bags
  4. Brew for 5 minutes
  5. Remove and press tea bags
  6. Add sugar
  7. Return to heat and stir to all sugar is dissolved
  8. Cool syrup for serving
The Kelpie Cocktail Recipe!

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