The Six Best Whisky Cocktails To Make This World Whisky Day
Sponsored by Cellarbrations
Christmas has come early for whisky lovers all around the world.
It's World Whisky Day this weekend (Saturday May15) and tohonour all the whisky lovers out there, we've teamed up with Cellarbrations to give you six very different, and very delicious whisky cocktail recipes to make at home.
Whether you like to drink your whisky neat or you enjoy experimenting with new types of whiskies, flavoursand fresh ingredients, there's no 'wrong' way to mark this incredible day.
We're making our mark on World Whisky Day with two tasty cocktails for each of the following occasions: Happy Hour at Home, Friday Night in with Friends, and Saturday Night Entertaining.
Howeveryou enjoy your whisky, we've got you covered.
Pour 60mL of Jameson Irish Whiskey into your glass.
Add in 30mL of freshly squeezed lime juice.
Cut the 2 slices of cucumber up in to smaller pieces & add them in to the glass with the whisky & lime juice.
Muddle all the ingredients together. If you don't have a muddler at home, you can use a spoon! Simply squash the cucumber to release the fresh flavour of the cucumber, and brighten & intensify the taste of the whisky & lime.
Once appropriately muddled, it's time to add the mint. To release the flavour of the mint, give it a clap between your hands before adding it to the glass.
Add in some ice.
Top the glass up with a splash of soda water, and mix everything together.
Garnish with a cucumber ribbon & a sprig of mint. To make a cucumber ribbon, simply peel off the top couple of layers of cucumber; once you've got a nice clean slice, create a ribbon shape & secure it with a toothpick.
Pour 60mls of whisky into a tall Hi-Ball glass that's filled with Ice. This will start chilling the whisky while we move onto the next few steps
Top with 120-140ml Ginger Ale (or Club Soda) - the mix of the whisky and soda gives it a refreshing twist.
Garnish with lemon spiral and burnt rosemary. To create the lemon spiral, all you need is to peel a thin layer of lemon rind and twist into the shape of a spiral. For the burnt rosemary, gently run the sprig under a flame so that it starts to smoke just a bit and releases all of those native flavours.
Dissolve or muddle sugar with bitters and a splash of Maker's in an Old Fashioned glass. The Whisky and Bitters will help melt away that sugar and form a flavoursome syrup for the rest of the cocktail.
Fill the glass 3/4 full of ice. Add remaining Maker's Mark and stir.
Express orange peel over your glass to release citrus oils - this will really bring out the hidden orange flavour.
Garnish with orange peel and a Maraschino Cherry. To create your orange peel all you have to do is slice a small strip or the rind and lightly twist. For your Cherry a small slice in the middle will do and you can pop this on the edge of your glass.
Round Three: Saturday Night Entertaining? That calls for...
Add 60 mls of Whisky, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white to a shaker and dry-shake for 10 seconds without ice. The dry shaking will combine all of the ingredients nicely and create a really foamy texture for your cocktail.
Add ice to the same cup and shake again until well-chilled.
Pour into crystal glass that has been dipped in the sugar syrup and then rimmed with cinnamon sugar. This will give your cocktail a fancy look.
Top with Orange Peel. To create your orange peel all you have to do is slice a small strip or the rind and lightly twist.