Right then, cocktail fans. For this week's#MasterofCocktails, we're going to be making a Salted Caramel Old-Fashioned recipe. Yum yum.
If you're planning on making along with this week's #MasterofCocktails, you're going to need to do a bit of prep a day or so in advance. This includes making the Salted Caramel, dissolving the sugar and salt (as well as fat-washing the whisky), filtering it and adding the bitters.
This will leave you with very little left to do when the time comes to actually serve your Salted Caramel Old-Fashioned, which is quite handy indeed.
Hi there folks. If you tuned into the @MasterOfMalt Twitter feed on Sunday night for another edition of #MasterofCocktails, you may have noticed it was a bit late. Sorry about that. Been doing a spot of flooring. My whole house smells like young Bourbon. I quite like it.
Right then. Onto today's cocktail. This'n's called 'Flower Arranging with Mr Gumby'. Reasons for the name will become apparent very soon.
Greetings cocktail-lovers. Who's up for a swift whisky cocktail then? The second #MasterofCocktails whisky cocktail in a row, no less. Is it you?
If it is indeed you, that's perfect, as that's what we're doing for this week's #MasterofCocktails
This week we're making a drink I've named 'The Naked Barista'. The reasons will hopefully become clear as we go through the recipe.
Back in the day, you would have to saunter on down to a speakeasy to get yourself a top notch cocktail. These days, such treats can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own sofa/chaise longue/chair shaped like a hand, thanks to the wonder of Pre-Bottled Cocktails. In fact, they've become quite a 'thing'. Drinks International have noted the "great strides" the category, and a couple of brands in particular (both featured below), have made in recent years as their Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge continues to give big kudos and medals to the crème de la crème of Pre-Bottled Cocktails.
The 2015 Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge winners were announced last week, and awards like this don't just pop up out of the ground (unlike corn - as a proud Somersetm'n, I know stuff like that can just appear anywhere... Probably...), thus we thought we'd have a little promotion to celebrate!
Greetings all. Time for a cocktail?
This week we're going to be making a very Japanese-y cocktail, heavily inspired by the amazing work of Zoran Peric, a Brand Ambassador for Suntory Whiskies, whose work we've got a lot of time for here at #MasterofCocktails. We'll be making a 'If The Umeshu Fits...' recipe, a name that will make sense when you see the ingredients.
'sup cocktail fans. Ready for something a bit special for #MasterofCocktails this week? Of course you are. Just so we're clear though, we're not making a Negroni. That's even clarified in the cocktail's name - I am not a Negroni.
We're going to be making our drink with fully certified Batshit Mental, Negroni-aged Bathtub Gin. This is the superb Bathtub Gin, aged for 4 months in a 50 litre cask that previously held a batch of Negroni.
Well hello there cocktail fans. Hope you all had a wonderful Burns Night (apostrophe?)! In celebration, for #MasterofCocktails on Sunday we made a De La Louisiane recipe, which is a... erm... a cocktail with American Whiskey.
Should've thought that one through a bit better really, eh?
Nevertheless - this really is a good 'un. It's sort of a halfway house between a Manhattan and a Vieux Carre.
Well hello there cocktail chums. Time for a drink? If you check your watch, you'll see that it is indeed #MasterofCocktails-o'clock - what perfect timing!
This week we're making a little something I robbed from the St Germain website. It's a 'Go Lightly' recipe, and it is *delicious*. We'll of course be using St Germain's excellent elderflower liqueur, and I've also gone ahead and amended the recipe a bit to make it more of a long drink.
The Beefeater Global Bartender Competition (now the fourth biggest cocktail competition in the world, we're told) brought finalists from 30 separate countries together in London this week for 2014's grand final.
Last time around Jason Williams from Sydney's The Rook took the crown with the brilliantly named ‘Werewolves of London’*, a drink that used our Frankincense Bitters! (You can now find the new and improved version of these Frankincense Bitters as part of the Bitter Bastards range.) This year, after three days of intense judging, we can reveal that the Global Champion is Brandon Phillips from The Duck Inn in Chicago. Congratulations Brandon!
Well hello there cocktail fan. I nearly didn't see you there. Fancy a drink? Then you're in luck, as you're just in time for another #MasterofCocktails.
This week we're going to make a 'Widow's Kiss' recipe from the excellent PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan. If you haven't got this tome in your library, I heartily suggest you amend that oversight. Look, I even gave you the Amazon link and everything. Get to it. Chop chop.