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Jack Daniels – through the seasons: New Years

The last cocktail in my Jack Daniels through the seasons themed gift was one of my very own creation. It’s a cocktail that will be at home on any cocktail menu throughout the year but, due to the nature of some of its ingredients (specifically the cranberries), is better utilised during the new year period…

Please note that I use fever tree ginger ale in my cocktails, almost exclusively, so it may taste different to what I intended if you use other brands (just tweak it a little to better compliment the brand you use).

New Years’: The Fervent Shaker Tennessee Mule

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About the Drink:

Created in a top secret laboratory hidden away in an underground bunker, this cocktail has been slowly tweaked and re-tweaked for months. Like a strain of the cold virus, no two versions have ever been the same. Until today.

This cocktail has finally come to fruition and the depth in flavour is superb when compared to other similar mixtures. Its moderately simple combination of Jack Daniels Tennessee whisky, apple juice, lime juice, our in-house cranberry simple syrup, and a top of ginger ale, results in a well-balanced yet slightly sweet cocktail that should take the bite out of the whisky whilst keeping all of the flavours intact. The joy of this cocktail is, of course, its depth in flavour.

Using an in house cranberry syrup recipe we can control the flavour balance that is integral to the core of this drink. Thus the measurements are strict in that this recipe relies on the delicate balance between sweet and dry.

This cocktail is perfect for your new year celebrations but also for almost any other special occasion. Just bear in mind that the use of cranberries may restrict this to being a more seasonal tipple.

Tweak note: The Ginger ale can of course be substituted for a lighter flavoured soda although please be aware that doing so can impair the intended flavour profiles.

Recipe:

  • 1 ½ measures Jack Daniels
  • 1 ½ measure Apple Juice
  • ¾ measure in House Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • ½ measure Fresh Lime Juice
  • Top-Up Ginger Ale*
  • Handful of fresh/frozen cranberries

Method:

  • Combine the all of the ingredients, except for the ginger ale, in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
  • Shake until well-chilled or until the tin ices over. Around 15-30 seconds.
  • Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice until ¾ full.
  • Top up with the ginger ale and garnish with a skewer of fresh/frozen cranberries.
  • Serve with a straw and enjoy!

This was a really fun and interesting gift to create and put together and should be something you can all emulate for your friends and family!

Disclaimer: All of the pictures used across the previous four posts i’ve shared with you (links below) are from the Official Jack Daniels website and when you’re done here, why not check out their other recipes for a little inspiration?

Spring Cocktail

Summer Cocktail

Autumn Cocktail

Winter Cocktail

Please note: this post is in no way endorsed or supported in any way by Jack Daniels or any of their affiliates. This is all my own thoughts and words people! Go me!

Cocktails O’Clock: Inspired by… Halloween Part 1

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Just like Ant & Dec, here’s my first number one…

Here it is, the first of my Halloween Cocktails for your pleasure…

1)      Spiced Caramel Apple

Recipe:

60ml Fresh Apple Juice

45ml Bacardi Oakheart

15ml Fresh Lime Juice

2 teaspoons Caramel Syrup

3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Garnish: Lime wedge & cinnamon sugar rim dusting.

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Golden and cinnamon rimmed, this cocktail will warm your sweet tooth all night long…

Garnish preparation: Combine ground cinnamon and caster sugar in a 2:1 ratio in a small bowl.

Then mix with a spoon or fork until the mixture is one colour.

Wet the rim of the glass with a lime wedge.

Finally, whilst holding the glass upside down, pour the cinnamon sugar over the wet area; allowing for an even coating.

Method:

a)      Combine all the ingredients over ice and shake well for 5-10 seconds

b)      Strain into an ice-filled glass (use crushed ice).

c)       Garnish with a lime wedge and rim the glass with a cinnamon/sugar dusting.

Serving this drink over crushed ice supplies the dilution effect required, allowing for full enjoyment of its sweet apply flavours. Inspired by a Toffee Apple and all that is sweet this Halloween this drink is everything you need to keep your sugar rush going through the night. Warming, sweet and seasonally delicious (works really well with home-made seasonal apple juice)…

Product of the month – July

True blue Canadian Maple Syrup.

This is the stuff of legends; arguably better than any honey and with the taste of treacle, this golden nectar of the maple tree is a gift from the gods. From the moment the first maple harvesters discovered its glorified existance maple syrup has been blessing lives across the globe.

But alas that all pales in comparison to its greatest use…
This one true golden cocktail:

The Angostura Treacle

2 measure Angostura 1919 Rum
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
1/2 measure Canadian Maple Syrup
1.5 measures Fresh Pressed Apple Juice

This cocktail is taken from the Angostura facebook page. It is sweet, but also quite robust. A great medium length cocktail, perfect for these hot summer evenings.

So there you go a cocktail for a summer night using my product of the month.  Enjoy 🙂

Here’s the link for a google search…
Maple Syrup Google Search