Celebrate the birthday of Scotland's favorite son on Wednesday, also known as Burns Day, after the 18th century Romantic poet Robert Burns. Known for his lilting lyricism, storied love affairs and fondness for haggis, Burns also enjoyed a good glass of Scotch. To pay tribute, downtown whisky bar Seven Grand is offering that day a special concoction called the Bobby Burns. A perfectly metered mix of Scotch, sweet vermouth and Benedictine, this cocktail will have you singing "Auld Lang Syne" in no time.
The Bobby Burns at Seven Grand
1.5 ounces Glenrothes Select Reserve
0.5 ounce Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
0.5 ounce Benedictine
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold. Strain and serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.
Seven Grand, 515 W. 7th St., L.A. (213) 614-0737; http://www.213nightlife.com/sevengrand