A tasty riff on a classic Old Fashioned. The Tawny Port adds subtle fruitiness to this variation. Don’t be heavy handed with the whiskey otherwise it will overshadow the rich fruitiness of the Tawny Port.
Featured in the Savoy cocktail book from the 1930s. An easy whiskey based cocktail recipe of equal parts. Including a blended Scotch whiskey, Cherry Heering, Sweet Vermouth and orange juice.
The Bartender Old Fashioned riff is aptly named due to the cult-like following bartender’s have with this cocktail’s secondary ingredient, Fernet Branca. The Fernet adds herbal and menthol notes to a traditional old fashioned.
Art in the Age brings us a riff on a classic Boulevardier. AITA is a tasting room and home bar supply store based in Philadelphia. The shop stocks bar tools, mixers, bitters, and glassware and also offers educational workshops, tastings, and home mixology training.
The Spiced Apple Punch brings together typical Christmas flavours and spice. Cognac brings the booze to the table whilst the whiskey adds a rich honeyed taste that works harmoniously with the spices. The Amontillado sherry, with it’s smooth and nutty characteristics, partners perfectly with the light, slightly sweet and nutty Rooibos tea.
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 term eggnog is a combination of two colonial slang words — rum was referred to as grog and bartenders served it in small wooden mugs called noggins. The drink first became known as egg-n-grog and later as eggnog.
The Toronto cocktail is a cousin of the of the Old Fashioned, with the addition of Fernet Branca. Because it’s December, Corpen Distillers wanted to make it a bit more festive with the addition of a Christmas tree simple syrup which was then complimented with Cynar in place of Fernet.
Bring your cocktail kit to Christmas day this year and wow the relatives with these MUST TRY Christmas cocktails. Traditional Christmas ingredients including chocolate, orange and maple with hints of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg will take you back to Grandma’s kitchen. Don’t forget to SHARE the Christmas spirit on socials!