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Sherlock Holmes’ Whiskey and Water from 'A Study in Scarlet'

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 16, 2018

Sherlock Holmes’ Whiskey and Water from 'A Study in Scarlet'
Photo Credit: Kate Young
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The great detective Sherlock Holmes drinks his whiskey with water in the first Arthur Conan Doyle book featuring Holmes, 'A Study in Scarlet.' This is a fancy whiskey and water – the flavor of the alcohol still definitely shines through the tea, so be sure to pick one you enjoy drinking: peaty Scotch whiskeys work beautifully.



  • 1 serving Lapsang Souchong Tea
  • 2 oz Boiled Water
  • 2 tbsp Golden Caster Sugar
  • 4 oz whiskey
  • 1 fruit lemon


1 Brew the tea for four minutes, then add the sugar, stirring to dissolve it in the hot tea. Strain the brewed tea into a mug, and chill in the fridge.
2 Divide the whiskey between two glasses. Slice two strips of zest off the lemon, then juice it and add two teaspoons of juice to the tea.
3 Stir, then divide the tea between the whiskey glasses.
4 Stir again, add the zest, and serve.