Many press releases from Whisky PR firms come with a cocktail recipe or two. Rather than waste the hard work of bartenders who created those recipes, we’re sharing them with the WhiskyCast community here. Recipes provided by whisky companies and their PR firms will be identified as such, and just because a recipe specifies a certain brand doesn’t mean you can’t use what you already have at home.
July 4, 2013 – Jason Craig of Cutty Sark passed along this cocktail recipe he brought back from South Africa, where Appletiser is a popular brand of sparkling apple juice. Feel free to substitute any other type of sparkling apple juice instead:
50ml Cutty Sark Storm
330ml (12 ounces) of Appletiser or other sparkling apple juice.
Combine in a serving glass with a twist of lemon over ice.
June 25, 2013 – Wild Turkey provided this cocktail recipe suitable for summertime entertaining:
3 ounces Wild Turkey 81
6 ounces fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 sprig of rosemary
Combine the Wild Turkey 81, grapefruit juice and bitters in a tumbler with ice and stir. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
June 25, 2013 – Wild Turkey provided this recipe for a Fourth of July (or other summertime occasion) cocktail:
1 ounce Wild Turkey 101
3/4 ounce Wild Turkey 81
3/4 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce Carpano Antica
1/2 ounce cranberry juice
1 dash of orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist.
June 19, 2013 – This recipe supplied by Kilbeggan can be served either as an individual drink or in a punch bowl:
2 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
1 part DeKuyper Apricot Brandy
1 part cranberry juice
2 parts champagne
1 lemon wheel (thinly sliced)
To serve as a cocktail: Build all ingredients over ice in a stemless red wine glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
To serve as a punch: Double the recipe and multiply by the number of guests you plan to serve. Add Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, DeKuyper Apricot Brandy and cranberry juice to a punch bowl, stir and refrigerate. When guests arrive, add champagne and lemon wheels. Serve over ice in stemless red wine glasses.
June 5, 2013 – The traditional recipe for the Army & Navy uses gin, but in this recipe supplied by Chivas Regal, London-based mixologist Tony Conigliaro substitutes Chivas Regal 18 for the gin:
50ml Chivas Regal 18
25ml lemon juice
15ml Cherry Orgeat
Add to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake. Double-strain and serve in Coupe glassware, garnished with a lemon twist.
June 5, 2013 – Chivas Regal provided us with London mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s take on the classic Rob Roy cocktail:
20ml Chivas Regal 18
40ml Chivas Vermouth
2.5ml Maraschino Liqueur Luxado
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Add the ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker and stir. Serve in a small coupette with a fresh cherry to garnish.
June 5, 2013 – Chivas Regal provided this recipe for Tony Conigliaro’s unique take on the Bellini:
20ml Chivas Regal 18
75ml fresh peach juice
Add the Chivas Regal 18 and peach juice to a soda stream bottle and carbonate, then serve in a champagne flute.
June 5, 2013 – Chivas Regal provided this recipe from noted London mixologist Tony Conigliaro:
50ml Chivas Regal 18
25ml fresh squeezed lemon juice
25ml egg white
15ml chamomile syrup
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker (no ice) and shake. Add ice to the shaker and then hard shake. Strain and serve simply as it is in coupe glassware.
May 31, 2013 – Iced tea is a traditional refresher on a hot summer day, and Wild Turkey passed along this recipe for kicking it up a bit. This recipe makes one pitcher:
4 cups water
8 red herbal tea bags (such as lemon zinger or hibiscus)
2 cups Wild Turkey 81
Splash of club soda
Juice of one lemon
Cherries for garnish
In a large saucepan, boil 2 cups of water. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Steep 10 minutes; discard tea bags. Add 2 cups of cold water to tea. Stir in Wild Turkey 81. Transfer to pitcher and chill. Just before serving, add lemon juice and a splash of club soda for a touch of refreshing fizz. Serve over ice.
May 13, 2013 – Kilbeggan provided this recipe created by Darren McGettigan of the Bar Beoga at Galway’s Menlo Park Hotel:
1 1/4 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
2 1/2 parts pressed apple juice
1 1/4 parts pressed pineapple juice
6 fresh blueberries
1 dash of cherry bitters
1 bar spoon of white Sugar