Cameron's Kick

The Cameron's Kick is a balanced sweet and sour drink mixed with blended scotch and vanilla bitters.

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  • 50ml Blended Scotch (blended scotch)
  • 10ml Giffard Orgeat (almond syrup)
  • 10 Simple Syrup (sugar syrup)
  • 30ml Lemon Juice Fresh (citrus juice)
  • 3drop Vanilla Bitter (cocktailbitters)
shake / doublestrain

1x orange zest

mixing instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into the shaker.
  2. Shake until chilled and fine-strain into a serving glass, with no ice inside.
  3. Add your garnish.

  1. Prepare your garnish.
  2. Prepare your bottle setup.
  3. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  4. Add all ingredients into the shaker.
  5. Add around 6 to 7 ice cubes into the shaker.
  6. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  7. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  8. Double-Strain the mixed liquid into the chilled serving glass with no ice inside.
  9. Add your garnish.
  10. Clean up your working station.

how to garnish

  • 1x orange zest, Cut the orange zest into a diamond shape. Place it onto the rim of the glass.

mixing tips

Mise En Place

  • Keep all equipment and ingredients within range. It will be easier and faster to mix the drink.


  • While pressing the citrus fruit, for example, lemon or lime. You could use the pressed fruit and give it into the shaker as a fragrant ingredient. It will release some of the oils while shaking the drink. After you better double-strain it.


  • Be careful and confident if you want to zest a citrus fruit with a zest peeler!

flavour and texture

almond, banana, orange
almond, cedarwood, citrus
clean, light bodied, lively

editor recipe notes

Some years ago, I discovered this recipe construction in a book. But unfortunately, I can not remember the Book Title.
The drink was called “Cameron’s Kick” and what I really like about it is the combination of Blended Scotch and Almond Syrup. I have never tried it before, and even if you use 5cl of Whisky, the Drinks are really smooth. The Barrel-Aged Vanilla Oak Bitter gives a slightly creamy touch to the tongue and a subtle aftertaste.
You can use different Blended Scotch for this drink, and as an Almond Syrup, we just used the Orgeat from Giffard. So, this recipe is a no-brainer and easy to recreate.

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110 ml = 1 serving

Author, Timo Wessels
Updated on 3. February 2023

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