YES WE CRAN - a drink made from whisky, cranberry juice, lime juice, and garnished with an orange peel
YES WE CRAN - a drink made from whisky, cranberry juice, lime juice, and garnished with an orange peel
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With Saturday being World Whisky Day, this is the perfect time to chase away those lockdown blues. If you're one those left high and dry, bereft of alcohol owing to your geographic location amid the coronavirus outbreak -- well, this might be a good way to live vicariously. As for those fortunate enough to have alcohol available, here are some recipes you can try out.

Scotch whisky is one of the most celebrated spirits across the world and one can find several occasions to enjoy a peg of their favourite whisky. But, did you know there was a dedicated day to celebrate whisky? First founded in 2012 by whisky consultant Blair Bowman, the day is an annual celebration of the spirit and takes place on the third Saturday of May each year. World Whisky Day is the celebration of all things whisky, however you like to enjoy it - on the rocks, with a mixer, or as a cocktail. This day is all about making whisky enjoyable for all and let us all raise a toast to this spirit.

To this end, the Brand Ambassadors of have put together a few fine whisky cocktails that you can make from the comfort of your home.

JOHNNIE GINGER & HONEY

World Whisky Day 2020: Mix up a cocktail or two to chase away the lockdown blues
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Ingredients

  • 60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label

  • 15ml fresh ginger juice

  • ½ spoon honey

  • 10ml lime juice

  • Soda Water (top it)

Stir well to mix in all ingredients. Lime slice for garnish

TALISKER SOUR

World Whisky Day 2020: Mix up a cocktail or two to chase away the lockdown blues
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Ingredients

  • 50 ml Talisker 10 YO

  • 2 TSP Orange Marmalade (You can use any Jam and Preserves)

  • 10 ml Lime Juice / 10 ml Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 2 dash Angostura Bitters

Method

  • Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  • Shake well until the outside of the shaker is frosted.

  • Fine strain into a rock glass with fresh ice

Garnish with Dill leaves / Orange Twist

WOODY APPLE

World Whisky Day 2020: Mix up a cocktail or two to chase away the lockdown blues
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INGREDIENTS

  • 60ml Black Dog Black Reserve

  • 60ml Apple Juice

  • 3 Apple Wedges

METHOD

  • Fill the glass with ice

  • Pour the whisky with an equal amount of apple juice and stir well

  • Sprinkle some cinnamon dust over it. (Optional - Torch it to bring out the warm, woody aroma)

Garnish with apple wedges

YES WE CRAN

World Whisky Day 2020: Mix up a cocktail or two to chase away the lockdown blues
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Ingredients:

  • Black & White 12YO :45ml

  • Cranberry juice 60ml

  • Lime juice 10ml

  • Garnish with Orange peel

Build all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice and stir well.

THE SINGLETON OLD FASHIONED

World Whisky Day 2020: Mix up a cocktail or two to chase away the lockdown blues
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Ingredients

  • 50 ml The Singleton of Glendullan12 YO

  • 10 ml Simple Syrup or Honey

  • 2 dash Angostura Bitters

Method

  • • Fill Mixing glass with good quality ice cubes.

  • • Add all ingredients and keep stirring for 20 seconds.

  • • Strain into a chilled glass with fresh Ice Cubes

  • • Garnish with an Orange Twist

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