Category Archives: Father’s Day

The Journey Cocktail

The Journey is full and lush with nutty sweetness and subtle chocolate notes.

The Journey is full and lush with nutty sweetness and subtle chocolate notes.

The simplicity and style of The Journey cocktail follows along the line of classic cocktails while using spirits with a solid history. This recipe specifically highlights the lush flavors found within The Macallan Single Malt Whisky.

The Journey is full and lush with nutty sweetness and subtle chocolate notes. The Macallan remains flavorful in the underlying character of this cocktail.

The Journey Cocktail Recipe

The Journey - The Macallan 12, Heering Cherry Liqueur, Taylor Fladgate Tawny Porto 10 Year, Grand Marnier, Fee Brothers Peach Bitters, Orange Zest Twist

The Journey – The Macallan 12, Heering Cherry Liqueur, Taylor Fladgate Tawny Porto 10 Year, Grand Marnier, Fee Brothers Peach Bitters, Orange Zest Twist

The Journey – recipe by Cheri Loughlin

1-1/2 ounces The Macallan 12

1/2 ounce Heering Cherry Liqueur

1/2 ounce Taylor Fladgate Tawny Porto 10 Year

1/4 ounce Grand Marnier

1 Dash Fee Brothers Peach Bitters

Orange Zest Twist

Combine liquids in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Zest a fresh orange twist over the cocktail and drop twist into the drink.

The Journey cocktail was commissioned by representatives of The Macallan in 2011 for the Masters of Photography campaign. This recipe has also been featured on The Macallan website and Whiskey Israel. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for The Macallan on this site.

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Señor’s Surrender

Señor’s Surrender contains Camarena Tequila, specialty Spiced Orange Syrup and Classic Bitters. This tequila cocktail was commissioned by representatives of Camarena Tequila. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

Señor’s Surrender – This tequila cocktail was commissioned by representatives of Camarena Tequila. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

Classic cocktails and classically styled cocktails will always remain a perennial favorite. Señor’s Surrender keeps the treasured classic Old Fashioned in mind with a Camarena Tequila twist. Spiced Orange Syrup takes the place of fresh muddled fruit and sugar. The result is barely there hit of smoke intertwining with warming notes of tequila, gentle sweetness carried by lilt of orange and great spice depth continuing through to the finish from the spiced syrup and bitters.

Señor’s Surrender Drink Recipe

Señor’s Surrender – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Camarena Reposado Tequila

1/4 ounce Spiced Orange Syrup*

2 dashes Classic Bitters

Orange Twist Garnish

Combine liquids in rocks glass over fresh ice. Stir. Garnish with orange twist. For little less sweet, use 1/8 measure Spiced Orange Syrup.

*Spiced Orange Syrup – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Zest of 1 Orange

10 to 12 Whole Cloves

1 heaping tablespoon Whole Allspice

3/4 cup water

1-1/2 cup Cane Sugar

Place all ingredients in saucepan over medium heat. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved (approximately 5 minutes). Strain. Discard zest and spices. Refrigerate syrup.

The Señor’s Surrender drink recipe was commissioned by representatives of Camarena Tequila as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Camarena Tequila on this site and at tequilacamarena.com and by following Camarena Tequila on Facebook and Twitter.

All content ©2013 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Investing in Dad: Ardmore 30 & the Traditional Cask

Ardmore 30 - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Beam Global announced the release of special bottling, Ardmore 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, in time for Father’s Day.  Not only is this fine Scotch, it is an investment at $450 per limited edition, individually numbered bottle.  It’s also a bottle of liquid gold one might think of bestowing upon a worthy Father this Dad’s Day. 

Don’t pass this by too quickly from the price of the Ardmore 30 Year Old alone.  Beam Global knows every Dad is worthy of admiration, respect and special thanks for his love, dedication and hard work.  It is why we are reminded of the Ardmore Traditional Cask which is readily available, yet still prized for its superior taste. 

The following information is courtesy of Beam Global:

Ardmore 30 Year Old – Aged in former bourbon barrels and handmade quarter casks, Ardmore 30 Year Old bears the same name and pedigree as its predecessor, but reveals a distinctive finish and rich, complex flavor all of its own. Only 1,428 bottles, each individually numbered, are available exclusively in the United States.

Ardmore 30 Year Old Official Tasting Notes

Color Bright gold

Nose Without water, the peat smoke is not apparent as only the full rich intensity appears. Adding water allows the many layers of complexity to come through. The immediate aroma is fragrant rather than powerful and the scent of roses and violets blend with a slight citrus note that masks the gentle peat smoke.

Body Full, round and soft

Taste At bottle strength, the peat comes through as a slightly dry licorice tang. When water is added, the peatiness is smoothed and softened by a cream toffee and flower gentleness.

Finish Quite dry and very long lasting

Ardmore Traditional Cask Tasting Notes

Color Burnished Gold

Nose At bottle strength the influence of the two styles of maturation casks complement each other producing a full-bodied smooth aroma. The maturity that shows through comes from the American barrels and the spicy creamy nose from the old style smaller casks. A touch of water allows the full complexity of the Highland peated malt to appear. The rich softness linked with the smooth, slightly dry aroma is combined with just enough earthy peat smoke to avoid being overpowering.

Taste At bottle strength the full rich flavors burst and fill the mouth with a creamy peat tang and a touch of a vanilla’s soft gentleness. If a touch of water is added then the flavors increase with the addition of a sweet ripe fruit start followed by the tang of peat.

FinishFull, succulent and quite long

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