Thursday, 9 July 2009

9. Whiskey Punch

(Use small bar glass)

1 wine-glass whiskey (Irish or Scotch). (2 ounce Auchentoshan 10 year old - 40%ABV)
2 do. boiling water. (4 ounce boiling water)
Sugar to taste. (1 teaspoon caster sugar)

Dissolve the sugar well with 1 wine-glass of the water, then pour in the whisky, and add the balance of the water, sweeten to taste, and put in a small piece of lemon rind, or a thin slice of lemon.

Method: Add sugar to glass, add half the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add the whiskey and the other half of the boiling water, stir and serve. Finish with a strip of lemon peel snapped over the drink and place in the drink
Glass: Glass footed/stemmed glass or mug
Garnish: N/A
Ice: N/A
Notes: Pretty much covered this drink with the last couple of recipes, so there's nothing really more I can add to be honest. I'd just be warbling nonsense if I did.

Regarding the drink, as Auchentoshan 10 year old is a light malt, and the main flavour notes I detect are fresh grass and lemon, I chose to use a strip of peel as opposed to a slice of lemon, as I believed it would benefit from the use of zest in place of the juice which would've gotten into the drink from a slice. Again, the use of different sweeteners dependent on the whisky/whiskey used would add real depth to the drink, as well as the addition of bitters like orange/peach/grapefruit.


Adam Elmegirab
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