Whisky On The Rocks
QUICK & CLASSY
Steaming Irish punch
Create the cocktail that had the Emerald Isle sozzled through the 1700s.
Directions: Cut a slice of lemon and stud the white part with whole cloves. Warm a glass, add boiling water and a tsp of honey and stir. Add a measure of Irish whisky and the studded lemon, then feel your insides thaw out.
Pro-choice: Jameson Irish whiskey is typically Irish to taste.
Drink when: An ice fishing session on your local pond turns soggy.
TESTING & SPICY
Apple and ginger mac
Our cocktail of the summer has been upgraded for the darker months.
Directions: Warm a cup of apple cider, a thumb-sized amount of chopped ginger and mulling spices (cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg) over low heat for 15 minutes. Drizzle honey into a mug and pour in the cider, then add a squeeze of lemon followed by a measure of whisky.
Stir up and sup back.
Pro-choice: Glen Garioch is rich and perfectly spiced for this cocktail.
Drink when: Imagining you’ve slain a giant woolly mammoth for your family with only your teeth.
PRO & SEXY HOT
Fudge bourbon shake
Because she’ll bloody love you for it.
Directions: Simmer 340g of granulated sugar, 85g of brown sugar, 100g of cocoa powder, 30g of plain flour, tsp of salt, a can of evaporated milk, 2 tbsp of butter and 250ml of water on a hob. Finish with 2 tsp of vanilla extract for your killer hot fudge sauce. Blend 125ml of full-fat milk, three scoops of vanilla ice cream, a double measure of bourbon and some of the fudge sauce and pour both mixes into two tall glasses.
Pro-choice: William Larue Weller 12 Year Old is an ideal mellow wheat bourbon whisky.
Drink when: Snowed into a log cabin in the woods with a netball team.