Celebrating National Cocktail Day with 5 Homemade Cocktails

Celebrating National Cocktail Day with 5 Homemade Cocktails

As we raise our glasses to National Cocktail Day on March 24th, it's time to elevate your at-home bartending game with these five exquisite cocktails. From classic favourites to innovative twists, there's something here to tantalize every palate. So, gather your ingredients, don your mixologist hat, and let's get shaking!

1. Whisky Highball

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Whisky/Scotch of your choice (e.g., The Lakes - Whiskymaker's Reserve No.6)
  • Soda Water
  • Ice
  • Lemon to garnish

 

Instructions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 50ml of your chosen whisky over the ice.
  3. Top up the glass with soda water.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge or twist.
  5. Stir gently to combine.
  6. Enjoy the refreshing simplicity of this timeless classic.




2. Whisky Sour

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Whisky of your choice (e.g., Glengoyne 10 year old)
  • 25ml Simple Syrup
  • Juice of one Lemon
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in 50ml of whisky, 25ml of simple syrup, and the juice of one lemon.
  3. Shake vigorously until well chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  5. Savor the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and whisky warmth.

3. Gin Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 50ml of Gin (e.g. Shetland Reel)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Sugar
  • Top up with Soda Water

Instructions:

  1. In a glass, combine the gin, juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of sugar.
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. Top up with soda water.
  5. Stir gently and enjoy the effervescent zing of this timeless classic.

4. Mamie Taylor

Ingredients:

  • 50ml your favourite scotch (e.g., Glenlivet 15 Year Old)
  • Dash of Sugar Syrup
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Topped up with ginger beer

Instructions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in 50ml of your favorite scotch.
  3. Add a dash of sugar syrup and the juice of half a lime.
  4. Top up with ginger beer.
  5. Give it a quick stir and let the spicy kick of ginger complement the smoothness of the scotch.

5. Classic Daiquiri with a Peaty Twist

Ingredients:

  • 25ml of peaty whisky (e.g., Laphroaig 10 year old)
  • 50ml of rum (e.g., Outlaw)
  • Juice of a lime
  • Ice
  • Dash of maple syrup
  • Lime to garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine 25ml of peaty whisky, 50ml of rum, the juice of a lime, and a dash of maple syrup.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.
  5. Sip and savor the smoky, citrusy goodness of this unique concoction.

There you have it—five exceptional cocktails to mark National Cocktail Day in style. Whether you prefer the rich warmth of whisky, the crispness of gin, or the tropical vibes of rum, there's a cocktail here to suit every taste. So, raise a glass, toast to your inner mixologist, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

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