It’s party time soon, so gather all of your friends just in time to show off your cocktail making skills!
When you’re in the mood for a little spice, Sriracha might just be the perfect culprit to try; a ‘Sriracha Hot Toddy’ will set you palate straight. Grab whiskey, ginger, lemon, and sriracha. In a little bowl, whisk together a tablespoon of lemon juice, a bit of honey, and some sriracha sauce. Add a cup of whiskey into a small saucepan; add 3 cups of water and a few chunks of ginger. Let that simmer for about 10 minutes. Add a few lemon slices and the sriracha mixture; let that simmer for another 10 minutes. Garnish with a ginger slice for added flavor and serve in a glass cup.
For a simple yes sophisticated drink, make a ‘Rusty Nail.’ It’s made with 2 oz. blended scotch, ½ oz. Drambuie, and a dash of angostura bitters. Fills a rocks glass with ice; add scotch, Drambuie, and the bitters. Stir and serve.
Add some sugar and love into a whiskey drink tonight; a ‘John Collins’ is the perfect party starter. It’s made with 2 oz. bourbon whiskey, 1 oz. lemon juice, 1 tsp. superfine sugar, 3 oz. club soda, 1 maraschino cherry, and 1 orange slice. In a shaker half-filled with ice, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir that well and then strain into a Collins glass; add the club soda, stir, and then garnish with the cherry and orange slice.
For a fun drink with an interesting name, try a ‘Suffering Bastard.’ It’s made with 1 oz. bourbon, 1 oz. gin, 1 oz. fresh lime juice, a dash of angostura bitters, and 4 oz. chilled ginger ale. Pour all of the ingredients into an ice-filled old fashioned glass and then top with ginger ale. Add more ice if needed. Garnish with a sprig of mint or an orange slice. Enjoy.