We’ve curated a short list of the best batched cocktails for you to enjoy this New Year’s Eve. Simplify your celebrations with a little preparation prior and you’ll be sipping tasty punches, pitchers and batched cocktails.
Ensure you choose a great rye whiskey as it’s centric to the classic cocktail, driven by it’s spicy profile. Whiskies such as Sazerac Rye, Rittenhouse Rye and WhistlePig Rye all work well in a Vieux Carré.
The Highlander shares its name with many other Scotch Whisky based cocktails – adopting their names from the Scottish Highlands which is a region in Scotland with over 47 whisky distilleries. One cocktail that goes by the same name is a Scotch variation on the Manhattan and a second featured Scotch Whisky, Mezcal and Rosemary. Inspired by the Rusty Nail this Highlander cocktail recipe by Paul Harrington is sweetened and spiced with Dom Benedictine. It was featured in The Cocktail Bible of the 21st Century published in 1998.
The Singapore Sling is a variation on a classic Gin Sling and was first created around 1915 at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel, Singapore. And again, there are many different recipes and opinions on how to make the perfect Singapore Sling but this is one of my favourites.
The Vieux Carré originates from the Carousel Bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This complex cocktail packs a lot of punch especially after we used a Bonded Rye such as Rittenhouse.