Summer is finally here. While for most part it is fine, few days inevitably leave us beaten. On those days especially, we feel like downing cocktails that can help beat the heat.
Now, bartenders and mixologists have been working for a while to revive old classics with their creative spin. Summer gives them the chance to recreate the cocktails that are not just season friendly but meant to win hearts. With the help of these, they can also do away with age old beliefs that certain liquor like whisky shouldn’t be consumed in summer.
The legendary Churchill is a classic example of this. This cocktail singularly proves to the world that whisky is just what you need in summer.
If you are wondering about the Churchill connection, here’s a little background for you:
Sir Winston Churchill was known for his love of whisky. During one of his numerous visits to the American Bar at the Savoy hotel in London, the bartender decided to create a cocktail exclusively for him. By drinking the Churchill today, we remember him not as the British Prime Minister but as a man, just like us, who was very fond of his liquor.
To pay homage to the man, stir up a little Churchill. With just under 5 ingredients, you can have your own citrus flavoured whisky cocktail which is beautiful to look at and is immensely balanced in flavours.
Mix Your Own Churchill
Into a mixing glass filled with ice, pour 44 ml Scotch whisky – Churchill’s choice was the classic Johnnie Walker. You can use a good quality Blended Whisky such as the Ballantine’s Whisky. Add 15 ml Sweet Vermouth, 15 ml Orange liqueur, and 15 ml freshly squeezed lime juice to it. Shake all the ingredients well with ice for about 10 to 15 seconds. Strain the blend into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.
…And repeat to beat the heat. Salut!
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