Summer Cocktails On International Whisky Day

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International Whisky Day

Hosting a summer cocktail party on International Whisky Day is simpler than you might think. All you need are a few basic elements: step-by-step directions for making creative and popular cocktails; simple-to-make recipes for appetisers that don’t require hours to plan and prepare; and tips on presenting it all with style. TheGlitz precisely proposes you a handful of whisky-put-together cocktails on occasion of International Whisky Day.

Presenting seven enticing whisky-forward cocktail ideas for entertaining friends or extended families this summer, for relaxed indoor gatherings or elegant patio celebrations, intimate or boisterous, classy or impromptu with elegance and simplicity. Fire up your bar cart and turn up the summer heat.

From fresh twists on classic cocktails like Espresso Martini and Manhattan to an exciting selection of palate-pleasing contemporaries like the Cranberry Spritz and Wake Me Up, none of them require fancy bartending skills, and all are crowd-pleasers. Pair them with simple starters, all of which can be put together in minutes. As an added treat, we’ve included a list of five whisky-based drinks that are only available at Foo, Koko, and Hitchki. Here’s cheers!

Luscious & Lively Summer Cocktails On International Whisky Day

Rob Robin

Rob Robin at Gawky Goose

Ingredients

60ml Any popular 12 yo Scotch Whisky

30ml Pineapple infused Campari

30ml Cranberry Juice

15ml Blue Berry Puree

Top Up with Pineapple Foam

Directions

Infuse Campari bitters with pineapple chunks for 3 days. Filter and refrigerate. Make a pineapple foam in a syphon with pineapple juice, lime juice and egg white. Set a whisky glass with ice at the bottom. In a shaker mix in the whiskey, cranberry juice, blue berry puree and ice. Shake well. Pour the drink into the glass, top up with pineapple foam.

Wake Me Up (4 glasses)

Wake Me Up at Gawky Goose

Ingredients

360ml Any popular Scotch Whisky

800ml Cinnamon Cold Brew Coffee

90ml Maple Syrup

120ml Cherry Syrup

1 Nitro Keg

2 Nitro Charger

Directions

Pour in the ingredients into the keg, charge the keg with one charger and refrigerate. Chill for 3-4 hrs. While serving, insert the second charger, shake well and dispense from tap into glasses with ice. Garnish with a cherry and serve.

Rob Robin and Wake Me Up are exclusive Scotch cocktail recipes served at Gawky Goose, Bengaluru.

Cranberry Spritz

Ingredients

60ml Evan Williams

30ml Cranberry Juice

Splash of Club Soda

Cinnamon Stick

Glass

Old Fashioned

Directions

Add Ice to an Old-Fashioned Glass and add all ingredients. Garnish with cinnamon stick and serve.

Boulevardier

Boulevardier

Ingredients

60ml Elijah Bourbon

30ml Sweet Vermouth

30ml Select Aperitivo

1 Orange Twist

Glass

Old Fashioned

Directions

Combine Bourbon, sweet vermouth, Select Aperitivo in a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 10 seconds. Strain and pour over a large clear ice cube. Garnish with orange twist and serve.

Spiced Pear Whiskey Smash

Spiced Pear Whiskey Smash

Ingredients

60ml Maker’s Mark

30ml Pear Puree

15ml Fresh Lemon Juice

15ml Honey Syrup (1:1 honey and water)

Dash of Angostura Bitters

Fresh Thyme Sprigs and Ice

Glass

Highball Glass

Directions

In a shaker, muddle a few sprigs of fresh thyme with pear puree, lemon juice, and honey syrup. Add whiskey, bitters, and ice to the shaker. Shake well until thoroughly chilled. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with thyme sprigs and pear slice.

Manhattan

Manhattan

Ingredients

60ml Bulleit Rye Whiskey

30ml Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Ice

Glass

Martini Glass

Directions

Fill a mixing glass with ice.

Pour in rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and angostura bitters. Stir gently for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute the mixture. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with Maraschino cherry and serve.

Evan Williams and Elijah Bourbon are exclusive imported in India by Aspri Sprits

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Ingredients

45ml Jameson Caskmates Stout

15ml Coffee Liqueur

30ml Espresso

5ml Sugar Syrup

3 drops Saline Solution

Directions

Add all ingredients in desired quantities in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Double strain in a chilled Coupe glass and garnish with 3 coffee beans and serve.

Foo Master

Foo Master, Foo's exclusive
Foo Master, Foo’s exclusive

“Foo Master” cocktail entices with its premium Chivas whisky base, elegantly combined with a hint of Brandy, a touch of Talisker, and the intriguing essence of Japanese matcha tea. Every sip unfolds with the bright zest of lemon, inviting you into a transcendent drinking experience that gracefully marries tradition with innovation.

Miso Sour

Miso Sour, Foo’s exclusive whisky

“Miso Sour” cocktail entices with its premium Chivas whisky base, harmoniously blended with the velvety notes of miso caramel, the vibrant tang of yuzu, and a subtle shisho infusion. Each sip awakens the palate with a refreshing hint of zesty lime, delivering a truly extraordinary and unforgettable taste experience.

Where: FOO, Brigade Road, Forum Rex Walk, Brigade Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

Muztagh Pass

Muztagh Pass exclusively at KOKO Bengaluru
Muztagh Pass exclusively at KOKO Bengaluru

Muztagh Pass: Indulge in the Muztagh Pass, a captivating whisky cocktail that scales new heights. This sophisticated drink features the smooth complexity of Chivas Regal 12 Y.O. Scotch whisky, balanced with the warm, exotic notes of in-house Kashmiri Kahwa tea, and a touch of Vanille Francaise for a touch of sweet indulgence.

KOKO Master

KOKO Master exclusively at KOKO Bengaluru

Ascend the KOKO Master, a cocktail adventure that blends smoky intrigue with refreshing whispers. This masterful creation features the rich complexity of Chivas Regal 12 Y.O. Scotch whisky, playfully contrasted by the sweetness of Honeybee liqueur. A touch of lime juice adds a zesty edge, while house-made matcha tea syrup weaves in a touch of earthy elegance. Finally, a whisper of Smokehead whisky infuses the drink with a captivating smokiness, making the KOKO Master a truly unforgettable experience.

Where: KOKO Prestige Icon, 4121/S HAL, 2nd Stage Kodihalli, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Bengaluru

Daaru Desi

Daaru Desi exclusively available at Hitchki
Daaru Desi exclusively available at Hitchki

Ingredients

60ml Jim Beam

5ml Sugar syrup

15ml lime juice

2 Tbsp Apricot Preserve

2 dash of bitters

Ice

Directions

Add all ingredients along with ice in a mixing jar. Stir them well and strain in an AP wine glass with ice, garnish with an orange zest with a mint sprig on a satay stick.

These delectable cocktails will impress your guests and make International Whisky Day a memorable occasion. Cheers to whisky cocktails and even better company!

Where: At all HITCHKI outlets in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Nagpur and Dubai

Signature Star

Signature Star Anise
Signature Star Anise

Ingredients

60ml Signature Premier Whisky

20ml Locally produced Star Anise Cordial

Ice

Directions

Add all ingredients. Stir over ice and serve straight or on the rocks, garnished with Star anise

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