Today is World Whisky Day!
Yes, there is a website dedicated to World Whisky Day full of videos and articles for your learning pleasure.
“Brown Liquor” as my grandmother would generalize about Whiskey, Scotch, and Bourbon has NEVER been a favorite of mine. Nonetheless, I recently purchased a small bottle of Wild Turkey to make a beer bourbon glaze for a ham or mix with a barbecue sauce on some ribs.
Yet to celebrate World Cocktail Day this past Wednesday, I decided to make a simple Apple Jack.
- 2 ounces whiskey
- apple juice
- mix together according to your taste
Simple but good!
This drink can also be served warm using apple cider. I can well remember going to Cleveland, Ohio for the annual Pittsburgh Steelers football games and drinking hot toddies.
Basically, these were Apple Jack’s with honey and lemon juice in a thermos and they really warmed you up when the wind from nearby Lake Erie whipped around the stadium. Brrrr!
More Easy Recipes
Despite the fact that I rarely drink the “brown liquors”, I do remember enjoying a Whiskey Sour or a Manhattan in my nightclubbing days and here are the recipes.
- 2 ounces bourbon
- ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
- ¾ ounce simple syrup
- ½ orange wheel (for serving)
- Maraschino cherry (for serving)
Read recipe instructions on Bon Appetit.
- 2 ounces bourbon or rye
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 dash orange bitters
- Garnish: brandied cherry
Instructions can be found on Liquor.com.
Finally, here’s an excellent Covid-19 article titled “A Beginner’s Guide to Whisky Cocktails – Seven Easy Lockdown Serves to Start“.
I might make another Apple Jack or get more complex…
It’s Saturday; read up and imbibe! Tomorrow, tell me how you drank your whiskey?