Whether it’s Rusty Nail, a classic coveted by bar patrons, Whisky Sour that dates as far back as the 19th century or Boulevardier that alludes to the title of a magazine dedicated to expats that lived in Paris during the Roaring Twenties, one thing they have in common is their profound history that defines their individual character. To give these classic cocktails a new twist, The Macallan introduces three modern recipes that perfectly blend the familiar tastes and the timeless Macallan crafts, which connoisseurs can whip up anytime at their home. Inspired by the unique, handcrafted drinks cabinet within Easter Elchies House on The Macallan Estate, the heart of the recipes is the Macallan Double Cask.
The Sour Serve
As one of the oldest cocktails ever concocted, the classic Whisky Sour is given a new life with the extraordinary Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old. The tartness of Whisky Sour is now tempered with the burst of sweetness made up of butterscotch, apple and sweet spice, proffering a glass of sophisticated and well balanced concoction.
40 ml of Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old
20ml lemon juice
10ml brown sugar syrup
Oloroso sherry float
1. Shake all ingredients, except sherry, into an ice-filled shaker.
2. Strain into glass over ice.
3. Using a bar spoon, slowly layer the sherry over the top of the cocktail.
The Rusty Nail
It’s a spin on an enduring classic made of smoky Scotch and honey-infused Drambuie. Bringing a refined simplicity, the Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old adds a dose of refreshing citrus and soft spice to the classic serve, serving up a wonderful mix in beautiful golden hue.
35 ml of Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old
20ml honey, whisky liqueur
5ml almond liqueur
Clear ice block
1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
2. Stir for 30 seconds and strain into rocks glass over one large cube of ice.
The Boulevardier Serve
Made famous by Harry MacElhone in 1927, the classic cocktail is reinterpreted with the Macallan Double Cask 18 Years Old. Bittersweet and spicy, the time-honoured serve, which is named after the magazine founded by Erskine Gwynne, is further enhanced with the richness of sultana, vanilla and ginger.
40ml of Macallan Double Cask 18 Years Old
15ml Sweet Vermouth
Orange twist garnish
1. Stir all ingredients over ice.
2. Strain into a chilled martini or rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.
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