Well what do you know? Tatler says whisky is one of 2018’s trendiest drinks, and rightly so!
In an article published recently, Tatler not only anointed whisky as one of 2018’s trendiest drinks, but the G&T, Negronis, tequila and Champagne also made the cut, with Rosé, Elderflower, Cucumber and Aperol spritz being ‘barred’ from Tatler’s bar tabs, which I cannot help but agree with.
Noting that Negronis are on the ’Tatler’s Trendiest Tipples’ list, I thought I’d share with you how I like to enjoy a Negroni, and want you to let me know in the comments below how you take yours.
Thus, the GreatDrams Negroni was born, consisting of:
One part (35ml) Campari
The method is easy; either add to a cocktail shaker and shake, training over ice, or if you do not have one to hand – as sometimes there just isn’t one ready and waiting – I just add all three components to a glass full of ice and stir for 75 seconds, finally adding orange peel, charring it if you feel like a little bit more theatre.
Since then I’ve played around a bit, primarily using unexpected whiskies in traditional whisky cocktails, as is also a strong trend in this fine spirit including…
The Smoky GreatDrams Old Fashioned, which is like the classic, but made using premium Islay single malt Laphroaig 10 Year Old, which I make thus:
One twist on this twist I like to do is to sub out about the first 25ml of Laphroaig 10 Year Old for a new make / white whiskey of your choice as it really adds another level of punch.