Cameron's Cooler


Scotch-lover Father Cameron Ayers (a close friend of Duggan McDonnell's) challenged the mixologist to come up with a Scotch-based cocktail that was bold and refreshing but stayed true to the whisky's roots.

Cameron's Cooler
Photo: © Wendell T. Webber
8 drinks


  • 12 ounces blended Scotch

  • 4 ounces dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc

  • 4 ounces fresh lemon juice

  • 4 ounces Simple Syrup

  • Ice

  • 8 ounces chilled ginger beer or ginger ale

  • Angostura bitters, for garnish


  1. In a large resealable container, combine the first four ingredients; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cover and shake, then pour into an ice-filled pitcher. Strain into ice-filled collins glasses, stir in the ginger beer and garnish with dashes of bitters.

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