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World Whisky Day indoors isn't all that bad, lighten up with these cocktails. Pixabay

Latest world news has it all over that, today is the one day, that Whisky is officially celebrated. It is the ‘World Whisky Day (WWD)’ today (we know secretly you’ve been celebrating it every day since the lockdown).

First founded in 2012 by whisky consultant Blair Bowman, the day is an annual celebration of the spirit and takes place on the third Saturday of May each year.


Scotch is one of the most celebrated spirits across the world and one can find several occasions to enjoy a peg of their favourite whisky in several ways – on the rocks, with a mixer, or as a cocktail.

We got the Brand Ambassadors of Diageo India to curate some fine whisky cocktails for you to make, from the comfort of your home.

JOHNNIE GINGER & HONEY

Ingredients

60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label

15ml fresh ginger juice

� spoon honey

10ml lime juice

Soda Water (top it)

Stir well to mix in all ingredients. Lime slice for garnish


Celebrate World Whisky Day with these cocktails. Pixabay

TALISKER SOUR

Ingredients

50 ml Talisker 10 YO

2 TSP Orange Marmalade (You can use any Jam and Preserves)

10 ml Lime Juice / 10 ml Apple Cider Vinegar

2 dash Angostura Bitters

Method

Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake well until the outside of the shaker is frosted.

Fine strain into a rock glass with fresh ice

Garnish with Dill leaves / Orange Twist

WODDY APPLE

Ingredients

60ml Black Dog Black Reserve

60ml Apple Juice

3 Apple Wedges

Method

Fill the glass with ice

Pour the whisky with an equal amount of apple juice and stir well

Sprinkle some cinnamon dust over it. (Optional – Torch it to bring out the warm, woody aroma)

Garnish with apple wedges


Indulge in these amazing Whisky cocktails. Pixabay

YES WE CRAN

Ingredients

Black & White 12YO :45ml

Cranberry juice 60ml

Lime juice 10ml

Garnish with Orange peel

Build all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice and stir well

THE SINGLETON OLD FASHIONED

Ingredients

50 ml The Singleton of Glendullan12 YO

10 ml Simple Syrup or Honey

2 dash Angostura Bitters

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Method

Fill Mixing glass with good quality ice cubes.

Add all ingredients and keep stirring for 20 seconds.

Strain into a chilled glass with fresh Ice Cubes

Garnish with an Orange Twist (IANS)


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