Interesting, isn’t it—a cocktail that is named after a legendary detective fiction writer? That Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was fond of whisky, we all know, but when it came to tracing the origin of this cocktail, there wasn’t a clue left for us.
So, we dug up some other relevant detail about the cocktail. For instance, one of its key ingredient—Paddy’s Bee Sting, is not just an Irish whisky with a fairly unusual name but also a unique taste. It has a defining honey flavour on the palate and a soft long finish. This has an important role to play when making cocktails like Doyle Oil.
Because the cocktail has another flavoured liquor, in this case orange flavoured vodka, it is essential to balance the notes of orange with a complementary profile like that of honey and definitely cinnamon.
The trick to mixing this cocktail is in understanding the proportions. The last thing you want is overpowering notes of orange. That aside, Doyle Oil is one of the easiest to mix and makes for a perfect breakfast cocktail.
Mix your own Doyle Oil
In a cocktail shaker, pour 60 ml of Paddy’s Bee Sting, 30 ml orange flavoured vodka, and 30 ml coconut cream. Shake a bit before adding ice and shake some more after. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a pinch of ground cinnamon.
In case you do not have access to Paddy’s Bee Sting, you can make Doyle Oil using 50 ml of Jameson Irish Whiskey and about 10 ml of honey. The rest remain intact.
Also, when adding ice, try not to add a lot of ice—you do not want your drink too diluted and nearly bland.
Your Doyle Oil is ready. Wondering what else you need for breakfast? Well, bake some spiked rice pudding and you are sorted.
Whisky cocktails have been created over the decades, with some becoming staples, and some gaining popularity across nations. Just as there are some whisky cocktails, which have been much loved since way before most of us even became of legal drinking age, there are some which are comparatively new, but have managed to become sensations among whisky lovers.
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?
A classic dram of aged, high-quality whisky like the Aberfeldy 12 Year Old calls to be savoured at leisure in order to be able to do it justice. Prepared using pure freshwater drawn from the Pitilie Burn which was known to contain deposits of alluvial gold, this whisky was christened ‘The Golden Dram’.