Malarkey Cocktail

by Erin

What do you call a mixed up version of a whiskey sour with drambuie, blue curacao, and ginger ale added to it? A bunch of malarkey.

A Bunch of Malarkey Cocktail

This content contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Jump to recipe

It’s election day! And I’ve got a boozy cocktail for you. Granted, due to the volume of early voters, and voters in general this year (about time), we likely won’t have a final count by the end of today. But at least social media can stop reminding me to vote when I already did 2 weeks ago!

However, I should have done my research before making this cocktail because apparently neither Biden nor Trump drink alcohol due to alcoholism in their family. Absolutely no shame in that. But there is zero way of making this cocktail non-alcoholic. My bad.

BTW, props to any of my followers who do not drink, regardless of it being a lifetime or recently. I don’t drink very often, one a week at most, but I did consider cutting it out completely after the death of someone close to me this year which was alcohol related. Take care of yourselves out there and drink responsibly! 

But I digress…

Malarkey Cocktail made with drambuie and whiskey

A friend of mine Haley, who used to come over and play cocktail mixologist with me when she still lived in Columbus, helped me conjure up this beast. We virtually tried quite a few different variations before settling on this one, playing with vodka, Campari, bitters, root beer, and butterscotch schnapps.

We ended up settling with whiskey, Drambuie (a Scotch whiskey liqueur), a little sour mix, a little blue curacao, and a splash (or more) of ginger ale. Yes, it’s a bunch of seemingly random nonsense (or malarkey in this situation) that somehow tastes good. It reminds me of a whiskey sour but less sour, a little more citrus, and some added herbal depth.

Don’t have all these fancy ingredients? Consult my post for the Quarantini where I show you how to make a cocktail out of just about anything. 

Joe Biden Malarkey Cocktail

Two years ago: Inside Out Buckeyes

Seven years ago: Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas

Eight years ago: Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

A Bunch of Malarkey Cocktail


Yield: 1 serving Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


1.5 oz. whiskey
1 oz. Drambuie Scotch whiskey liqueur
0.5 oz. sour mix
0.5 oz. blue curacao
Up to 3 oz. ginger ale
Lemon, for garnish


  1. Combine whiskey, drambuie, sour mix, and blue curacao in a cocktail mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon peel and serve.
Did You Make This Recipe?
I want to see! Tag me on Instagram at @TheSpiffyCookie and hashtag it #TheSpiffyCookie.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original, with the help of friend Haley.

Did you make this recipe? I want to see!
Tag @THESPIFFYCOOKIE on Instagram and hashtag it #THESPIFFYCOOKIE

You may also like


Amy (Savory Moments) December 6, 2020 - 3:43 pm

This is a fun color and flavor twist! I’d enjoy it a lot!

Erin December 6, 2020 - 5:59 pm

Cheers then!

Ellen December 6, 2020 - 10:17 am

Such a pretty cocktail! I’m passing this along to my brother who loves Drambuie!

Erin December 6, 2020 - 5:59 pm

This was the first time I had ever had it! I need to play with it more.


Leave a Comment

* By using this form you consent to the storing of your message attached to the e-mail address you've used. (Data will not be shared with any 3rd-parties)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Accept Read More