If you could harness the power of convenience, you could probably solve the world’s energy problems. Milk costs $2 more per gallon at the mini-mart on the corner than it does at the supermarket three miles away? Well, sure, but it’s right there. That’s a big deal. And it applies equally—if not double—to the world of cocktails. You might like to make that tempting classic cocktail you’ve read about, but you don’t have any cherry liqueur on hand, or you’re fresh out of hibiscus grenadine, or your local package store doesn’t stock Benedictine.
Does that mean you are shut out from the world of quality cocktails? No, it most definitely does not. Here are five crazy-easy, super-delicious, two-ingredient scotch drinks that belong both in the world of quality cocktails and in your repertoire of drinks to order at the bar or make at home.