For those of you who know me, you know I LOVE a good cocktail! Something refreshing which quenches your thirst and puts a smile on your face and the end of a very long day . . . or on a nice sunny afternoon!
And today Sunday 13th May 2018 is officially World Cocktail Day!
To celebrate I am going to mix it up a little, and step away from my holy grail Mojito and venture into the unknown! Bourbon Whiskey!
When I think of Whiskey I just think of my dad, and the older generation. I wouldn’t think it was a cocktail ingredient! That is until now! Let me introduce you to Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon Whiskey!
There are obviously a few ways of drinking Bourbon, some like to drink it neat at room temperature, some add a few drops of water to add to the aroma of the Bourbon, and some like it on the rocks! As its World Cocktail Day I’m going to recreate a classic Bourbon cocktail!
I love MINT! Mint in a Mojitio, mints in general, mint chocolate, the smell of it, EVERYTHING! So when I saw the Mint Julep cocktail incorporates mint and Bourbon I knew it was the one for me!
50ml Wild Turkey 101
10 Mint Leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar
Place the mint leaves in the bottom of your glass (I’m using my tumblers Bormioli Tumblers) and top with the superfine sugar. Muddle these together until the leaves begin to break down (this will make it super minty!). Add a splash of sparkling water (I’m using the Waitrose 1 Duchy Royal Deeside sparkling mineral water) fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice, and add the Wild Turkey 101. Top with another splash of sparkling, stir, and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Now doesn’t that look refreshing! And sweet Jesus it tasted even better than it looks! I would never have thought mint would go with Bourbon but it really does! The mint adds to the vanilla, caramel and oak notes perfectly!
What is your favourite cocktail?