On a sultry summer day, the best thing to take your mind off the heat is a long, cool drink. And what better way to cool off than with bourbon steeped in crushed ice, a dash of lime, and topped with raspberries? Encapsulating all things summer in a glass, this whisky cocktail is no less than a good berry jam.
The outcome of using an unaged spirit is that the flavours of the grain are far more pronounced than they would have been in cask-aged whiskies. Simple in its composition, the preparation takes little effort and time, yielding refreshing results.
The cocktail comes out really well with moonshine as well. Wondering what that is? Well, moonshine, a kind of distilled spirit that was at one point produced illegally, got its name from the term ‘moonrakers’, which used to denote smugglers. But it was also these moonrakers who were mostly Appalachian distillers, producing large amount of unrefined spirit during the prohibition for trading.
The industry post prohibition accommodated moonshine in the liquor family as a clear, unaged whisky. And corn mash is typically the main ingredient used. If you’re a lover of whisky and you haven’t ever tried a moonshine cocktail, this might just be the summer to do that.
What you will need:
2 oz. Moonshine or unaged bourbon
1/4 cup of raspberries
1 oz. lime juice
1 sprig tarragon
1 cube sugar
Some lime bitters
A lot of crushed ice
Then mix your own Whisky Smash with Raspberry and Tarragon:
Once you have all your ingredients ready, mix raspberries, sugar, tarragon and lime at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice cubes and the required amount of moonshine or bourbon. Shake well and strain into a glass with crushed ice. Garnish with tarragon or raspberries as you desire.
As the name suggests, the Cape Fear Punch owes its christening to the rather ill-famed Southern US men’s club. The club was founded on 3 March 1866 in Wilmington and incorporated on 8 February 1872. It is generally recognized as the oldest social club of its kind in continuous existence in North Carolina and one of the oldest in Southeast US.
Roasted marshmallows, curled up friends, horror stories, and a master mixologist at work- a typical scene at most campfires. Campfire slings are an ideal cocktail for your next camping venture this autumn. This cocktail is a quirky mix of maple syrup, rye whisky and chocolate.
60 ml rye whiskey
8 ml pure maple syrup
If Hollywood classics featured prominently on your diet of things-you-watch-while-growing-up, it will be a rarity to have missed out on the charming Raymond Massey. Whether it be the Prisoner of Zenda, the Fountainhead, or Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Massey swept us away with his debonair and commanding voice.