Of course, you can always have your whisky neat, on the rocks, or with a splash of water. But if you want to get creative, try a whisky cocktail: from a Dirty Daiquiri to a New York Sour, a Bebinca Flip to a Scofflaw, concoct some of these original drinks for World Whisky Day (on May 15), using some of the world’s most beloved single malts and blends.
We start off with some fruity cocktails using two of Scotland’s most revered single malts from the Moët Hennessy portfolio – the 175-year-old Glenmorangie and Ardberg, from the remote island of Islay.
Glenmorangie - ORANGE MINGLE
Glassware: Nick and Nora
45 ml – Glenmorangie The Original
2 ml – Orange Marmalade
10 ml – Aperol
15 ml – Lemon Juice
10 ml – Orange Juice
25 ml – Egg White
Garnish: Edible Flowers
Add all ingredients to a shaker and reverse dry shake (first shake it with ice, strain, discard the ice, and shake it again without the ice). Now strain it a second time into a Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with bitters and edible flowers.
Glenmorangie - ORANGE HIGHBALL
THE ORANGE HIGHBALL
50 ml – Glenmorangie Original
50 ml – Soda Water
50 ml – Tonic Water
Garnish: Orange Wedge
Fill a highball with ice and add Glenmorangie. Squeeze on wedge into the glass and then top with soda and tonic Water. Garnish with an orange wedge.
Glenmorngie - A GINGER LEMON - OLD FASHIONED Glenmorangie - The Original
GLENMORANGIE GINGER LEMON
Glassware: Old Fashioned
50 ml – Glenmorangie Original
7.5 ml – Sweet Vermouth
7.5 ml – Ginger Syrup*
2 Dashes – Angostura Bitters
1 Dash – Orange Bitters
Garnish: Lemon Twist, Crystallized Ginger
Add all ingredients to mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until well chilled, strain into an old-fashioned glass with a block of ice. Garnish with a lemon twist and crystallized Ginger.
Ardbeg – Shortie’s Dirty Daiquiri
SHORTIE’S DIRTY DAIQUIRI
50 ml – Ardbeg 10 Year Old 20 ml – Cloudy Apple Juice 20 ml – Fresh Lime Juice 10 ml – Vanilla Syrup
Shake all ingredients over ice before straining into a chilled coupe glass.
Ardbeg - Weird Island Highball
WEIRD ISLAND HIGHBALL
50 ml – Ardbeg 10 Year Old
20 ml – Strawberry Liqueur
120 ml – Tonic Water
Garnish: Rosemary Sprig and Lime Wedge
Fill a highball with ice and add the Ardberg. Pour the strawberry liqueur and then top with soda and tonic Water. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and lime wedge.
Ardbeg - The King' s Last Dram Ardbeg 10 year old
THE KING’S LAST DRAM
50 ml – Ardbeg 10 Years Old
15 ml – Raspberry Syrup
20 ml – Fresh Lemon Juice
10 ml – Egg White
2 Banana Slices
1 Dash – Salt Solution
Garnish: Crispy Bacon
Dry shake all ingredients before adding ice and shaking again. Strain into a tumbler filled with a block of ice. Garnish with crispy bacon wafer.
Oaksmith - Bebinca Flip
Spirits giant Beam Suntory says that from an appreciation point of view, whisky with 1/3rd water is the perfect serve as it brings out maximum flavour and a beautiful aroma. However, the versatility of whisky can be further explored with these cocktails, using Beam Suntory’s Jim Beam and its first IMFL whisky, Oaksmith.
This drink marries the classic Portuguese dessert – the Bebinca – to one of the oldest styles of cocktail families – the flip – to create a luscious drink, much like its Goan counterpart.
Glass: Coupe or cocktail
50 ml – Oaksmith® Gold
25 ml – Coconut cream 25ml
1 Small egg whole
25 ml – Jaggery Syrup
2 drops Vanilla essence
A pinch of nutmeg powder for garnish
Add all the ingredients, except the Oaksmith® Gold and the nutmeg powder, to the shaker and shake it hard, without ice, to emulsify the ingredients and create a froth (this is known as a dry shake). Now add ice, the measure of Oaksmith® Gold and shake the drink once again. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a pinch of nutmeg powder.
Oaksmith - Patrao’s Siesta
If you’re ever walking down the quaint streets in the ‘Portuguese’ parts of Panjim, it’ll be hard to miss a Patrao – the local word for landlord or boss – perhaps grabbing an afternoon siesta. Some of Goa’s most endearing sights are made up of brightly coloured buildings with red roofs, reminiscent of Portuguese influences in its local architecture. The drink will have two distinct colours – yellow and red – to represent the colours of a typical Goan villa.
Glass: Old Fashioned glass
50 ml – Oaksmith® Gold
10 ml – Goan Port wine
20 ml – Passion fruit pulp 20ml
30 ml – Orange juice 30ml
Shake all the ingredients except the port wine, together in a shaker full of ice and strain over one big piece of ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Now gently pour the port wine over a spoon on the top of the drink so that it floats, creating a red layer on top.
Jim Beam - New York Sour Jim Beam White
THE NEW YORK SOUR
The idea to infuse a fruity red wine into a whisky sour (this one features Jim Beam, the world’s number one selling bourbon, made from a treasured family recipe by the Beam family of distillers, over the last 200 years), and that’s what makes this cocktail so special.
50 ml – Jim Beam
20 ml – Red Wine to Float
30 ml – Orange Juice
20 ml – Sugar Syrup
20 ml – Lemon Juice
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker (minus the wine), shake and strain into the glass. For the bright red colour, gently pour the red wine on the back of a spoon held just above the drink’s surface so that it floats on top.
Jim Beam - Claremont Club
This cocktail uses Jim Beam, Cinnamon syrup, egg white, and raspberries, where available
Glass: Coupe or Cocktail
50 ml – Jim Beam
2 bar spoons Raspberry Puree
10 ml – Cinnamon Syrup
10 ml – Sugar Syrup
25 ml – Lime Juice
½ Egg White
Garnish: Mint Leaf
Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake, and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a mint leaf and fresh raspberries on a cocktail skewer, if available.
Glenfiddich India Brand Ambassador Angad Singh Gandhi
And from Glenfiddich’s Brand Ambassador Angad Singh Gandhi, try these two recipes using the world’s most awarded single malt whisky.
This is a drink named after the term for those who clandestinely sipped a spirit during the Prohibition era, and debuted in Paris in the 1920s.
45 ml – Glenfiddich IPA (craft single malt)
10 ml – Grenadine
22 ml – Lime Juice
20 ml – Dry Vermouth
2-3 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Garnish: Orange peel
Directions: Add the whisky, Grenadine, lime juice, dry Vermouth and bitters into a cocktail shaker. Shake all the ingredients for about 10-15 seconds. Double strain into an Coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
Glenfiddich Scotch and Schnapps
GLENFIDDICH SCOTCH AND SCHNAPPS
This one is deliciously sweet, and proves how well the Glenfiddich pairs with Schnapps.
50 ml – of Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
30 ml – Peach Schnapps
Garnish: Orange wedge
Pour whisky and Peach Schnapps into a tall glass. Add a few cubes of ice into the glass and top it up with clear sparkling water. Give it a nice stir and garnish with an orange wedge (squeeze slightly).
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