Get ready for a Friday bender with a cause – because this Friday 13 May is World Cocktail Day! Have your shakers at the ready, stock up on ice and get sloshed in the fanciest way possible with these amazing cocktail recipes brought to you by bartenders and Whiskey specialists Linda O’Rourke and Alex Orwin from J&M Sydney.
Blood and Maria – Glassware coupette, no ice
20ml Chivas 12yo
20ml Antica Formula
20ml Cherry Heering
20ml pink grapefruit juice
Shake all ingredients and double strain into a coupette glass, garnished with two skewered maraschino cherries
Raisin Mona Mac – Glassware julep tin, cracked ice
45ml Bulleit 95 Rye
25ml Noilly Prat
5ml Romate Cardenal Cisneros Pedro Ximenez
5ml ginger syrup
10 mint leaves
Build all ingredients in the julep tin and stir with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig, smoked raisins and dusted icing sugar.
Keep it Cordial – Glassware highball, cubed ice
45ml Chivas Extra
10ml lemon juice
30ml Blackberry & Celery Cordial
60ml Soda Water
3ml Pernod Absinthe
Roll whiskey, lemon juice and cordial with ice in a Boston Shaker. Strain into a chilled high ball glass filled with cubed ice and top with chilled soda. Spray Absinthe over drink and garnish with a mint sprig and lemon wheel.
Highland Tai – Glassware double old fashioned, cubed ice
45ml Aberlour 12yo
10ml Cartron Apricot Brandy
10ml Romate Don Jose Oloroso
15ml Laphroiag 10yo
25ml lemon juice
2ml Angostura Bitters
10ml Orgeat syrup
Add all ingredients and shake in a Boston. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with cubed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig, lime wedge and one apricot leather roll up.