Winter is essentially the perfect weather for whisky. When hit with a drop in temperature and everything is grey and gloomy, it is whisky that our drinking glasses inch toward. Through the season, we’ve all made the Whiskey Sour, Manhattan and the good Old Fashioned over and over again.
How about having fun creating your own whisky concoctions for this New Year’s Eve party? For instance, why not create desserts you can drink? Everyone loves a classic black forest cake with oodles of chocolate. A sweet, smoky whiskey such as bourbon can transform this dessert into a stylish winter cocktail that packs a punch. Bourbon gives this warming dessert a subtle, yet bold lift - a perfect way to treat yourself and loved ones while bidding adieu to 2017.
This popular American whiskey with its pleasant caramel tones is a great mixer for cocktails. Novices and connoisseurs of whiskey alike - both take fabulously to this favourite. Its well-balanced flavour profile along with its versatility, makes it a mainstay on menus.
Mix Your Own Bourbon Black Forest
In a cocktail glass, begin by building the base with a cherry. Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker along with 60 ml bourbon, 20 ml cherry brandy, and 1 teaspoon Kahlua. Stir for 15 – 20 seconds and strain it into the cocktail glass. Delicately float a bit of heavy cream on top of the cocktail. Sprinkle it with sieved cocoa or scatter some grated chocolate to round it up with a pretty garnish, and serve it immediately.
Say goodbye to this year, and the wonderful festive season by getting your last shot at creativity for 2017. Craft this delicious cocktail, and don’t worry! Bourbon’s got your back!
Salvador Dalí needs no introduction. The renowned Spanish artist is acclaimed globally for his surreal, artistic contributions and more. A man of varied interests, his boundless imagination and whimsical artwork extended into his expressions of his love for fine dining and drinking too.
A drink named after a prima donna of an opera company from Ontario, supremely popular in the 1900s but forgotten in the coming years, that’s Mamie Taylor for you. The very popular singer-actress, Mamya Taylor is rumoured to have requested a ‘long, hard drink’ after one of her performances at a downtown bar. And the bartender in charge was only too eager to please the princess.
The Twelve Mile Limit cocktail is one of the iconic and favoured cocktails that sprang from the Prohibition-era of the USA. Interestingly, this potent cocktail took its name after the very U.S. Law that banned the consumption of alcohol for up to a dozen miles off its shores.