Top 5 Whisky Cocktails of 2013
The tradition of cocktails originated centuries ago, and got majorly popular during the Prohibition period in the USA - the early 1900s. So while the government made alcohol taboo, the public got creative in attempts to disguise this taboo.
By adding a variety of ingredients along with the spirit of their choice, people managed to camouflage the smell, taste and look of the alcoholic beverage and simultaneously ended up creating some beautiful cocktails.
Necessity is the mother of all invention and Want is the mother of all commercialisation.
So here is to wanting the best of the cocktails and here I am selling you...
The top 5 whisky cocktails of 2013...(based on popularity and my personal taste) :
#5 Mint Julep- Take an old fashioned/ whisky glass.
- Muddle a good pinch-full of mint along with sugar.
- Add 60 ml of Antiquity whisky.
- Add crushed ice and stir. And a mint spring for garnish.
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#4 The Old Fashioned
Served since 1880 and may perhaps be the first drink ever to be referred to as a cocktail.
- Take a whisky glass and drop a sugar cube in. Add a few drops of Angostura bitters over the cube.
- Drop in an orange slice and muddle along with the sugar. Add ice cubes.
- Add 60 ml of Signature whisky and stir.
- Add another orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
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#3 The Sin-Apple
This cocktail is a warm, soothing lip-smacking beverage.
- Learn how to make it here
#2 Organic Whisky Sour
- It is a slight tweak to the classic recipe where instead of sugar, we will use honey.
- So take 60 ml Signature whisky, 20 ml honey, and 15 ml lemon juice and stir together.
- Shake with lots of ice and pour into a whisky glass.
- (Do not mix honey directly with ice or anything cold. It will cause the honey to harden instantly)
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#1 The Irish Coffee
This cocktail is a favourite beverage even as a virgin.
- As simple as whisky with hot coffee and cream and that is what makes it so delicious.Your drink mainly depends upon how good a coffee you make.
- A nice robust strong milk coffee - 200 ml (with 1 tsp brown sugar)
- 60 ml of Antiquity whisky and topped up with some whipped cream.
- Add a sprinkle of chocolate or cinnamon powder.
Growing popular fast and considered rather unconventional are whisky cocktails. Hope you enjoy mixing as much as you will tasting. Cheers!
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Article by - Ami Shroff