Sandeman Royale is best cherished with an orange twist and good company.
Pour out 150 ml of the port and reserve the rest for another use. Add the Scotch to the remaining port in the bottle, seal and shake lightly to combine. Store in the freezer. To serve, pour about 75 ml of the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.
Recipe Courtesy: George Sandeman
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.
At a time when spiffy new cocktails are in vogue, revelling in the past is often a welcome change. After all, even the most foamed and smoked, avant-garde cocktail bars also rave over the classics. Why? Because the best of vintage cocktails have been groomed so perfectly over decades that they never become obsolete. Old is gold indeed.