With the FIFA World Cup 2018 having kicked off and fans around the world roaring for more, tensions are high and the weather isn’t helping either. Even in Russia the summer days are hot and humid. Players are having a tougher time than most would expect, especially since we mostly think about snow and vodka when we think of Russia.
Now when it comes to the fans and what they want to cool off with while watching FIFA 2018, beer is what you mostly hear. While beer is great when watching football, whisky is an even better idea. Don’t believe us? Ask around. A lot of the beer lovers also agree, that whisky and football is just as good a combination. And what can be better than a refreshing whisky cocktail named Cameron’s Kick?
The Cameron’s Kick is first mentioned in a book titled Savoy Cocktail Book, written by Harry Craddock in 1930. Craddock never mentions the name of the bartender who had invented this cocktail, or why the name is what it is. The cocktail has always been a tricky one, since it has sometimes been made with 1 ounce each of blended scotch whisky and Irish whiskey. The notoriety of mixing two whiskies in one cocktail makes the drink stand out and is also why it is somewhat forgotten and lost in time.
Using one whisky works just fine when making a Cameron’s Kick and you can finish it off with maybe a lemon peel to add a touch of freshness to a whisky cocktail.
Pour in the measure of whiskies into a shaker, add the almond syrup and the lemon syrup, and throw in a few ice cubes. Shake the cocktail and pour it into a chilled glass. You can garnish with what you want. A lemon slice or maybe just the peel is a good choice if you run out of ideas.
Now that you know how to go about it, shake yourself up a whisky cocktail and celebrate this summer’s FIFA World Cup.
Irish whiskey has a rich history, with its beginnings dating back to the 12th century. Around 1000 A.D., on return from their travels, monks brought back the art of distilling perfumes to Ireland and the Irish modified this technique to obtain a drinkable spirit. The whiskeys made during those times were not aged, but flavoured with aromatic herbs such as mint, thyme or anise.
Seven and Seven (also called 7 and 7 or Seven-Seven) is an astoundingly popular drink. This whiskey highball is pretty similar to Rum and Coke. The drink only has just two main ingredients and similar to mixes like Jack and Coke, it takes its name from the brands used in the blend.