Scouring for additions to your menu of novel cocktails this new year? Those that demonstrate your exemplary skills of being a cocktail maven, and will surely impress your guests? How about Scotch with beetroot juice?
Begin the year on a note replete with elegance, beauty while also a tad risqué. What better way to represent these characteristics than through the colour red? This resplendent ruby blend oozes oomph and sophistication. Culinary cocktails or health-infused ones? Bring on both! It’s all about exploring flavours and understanding light whiskies from the full-bodied, and the sweet from the bold and earthy.
Whisky’s popularity is continuing to soar not only among connoisseurs, but also with millennials who are veering away from traditional norms to celebrate whisky in new ways. Here we highlight the versatility of whisky by introducing the Ruby Queen cocktail. We recommend a good blended Scotch to cut through the heaviness of the drink which comes from using veggies. Celebrate this royal red infused with the organic-- an adventurous concoction that you won’t forget in a hurry.
Mix Your Own Ruby Queen
Fill your cocktail shaker generously with ice. Add 60 ml of your favourite Scotch whisky, 30 ml of fresh red beetroot juice, 30 ml honey syrup*, and 22 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice to it.
Shake until the cocktail shaker is frosty, for about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh tarragon and serve immediately.
*Honey syrup is a great substitute for sugar that’s normally used in the staple simple syrup. Combine 3 parts honey and 1 part water over low heat in a saucepan. Stir until the honey is completely incorporated and the blend has a smooth consistency. Pour into a bottle and preserve.
Santé to the pink of health!
The highball is probably one of the most common whisky drinks consumed around the world with the most famous variant being ye olde Scotch and Soda. However, the whisky highball can come in many shades but the most distinguishable feature of this mix is the tall glass of ice! The origin story of this familiar drink, however, has been lost in the meanders of time.
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.
The tale of Old Pal is laced with mysteries and contradictions, much like the celebrities of the era that its creator played host to. Between the two great wars when America was dying of thirst, Prohibition was driving the likes of Coco Chanel and Ernest Hemingway back into the arms of Paris where people could still get a drink and talk about great things.