Cuddle up with a whiskey cocktail!

These warming drinks are a great way to beat the winter chill. Try building them in a batch for an easy holiday night in.

Golden Days

Golden Days

Photo by Alex Staniloff

Golden Days

Created by Ms. Franky Marshall

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Knappogue Castle 12-Year-Old
  • 1/4 oz. Pear Brandy*
  • 1/2 oz. Chai Tea** Honey Syrup
  • 1 1/4 oz. hot water

Preparation: Add all ingredients to mixing glass stir with ice strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with grated nutmeg. 

“The Golden Days cocktail is meant to evoke the memory of enjoying whiskey-soaked pears during the holidays. We used to have them warm for dessert, and they were always such a treat to make, and then of course to eat. Sometimes we even had them for breakfast.”
— Ms. Franky Marshall

*Chai tea honey syrup

Steep one Twining’s Ultra Spice Chai tea bag in 8 oz hot water for 2 minutes. Remove bag and let tea cool, unrefrigerated. Measure volume of tea. In a container, measure out the same amount of honey. Add tea to the honey and stir until honey has dissolved.


Castle Hot Toddy

Castle Hot Toddy

Castle Hot Toddy

Created by Joann Spiegel

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Knappogue Castle 12-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Celtic Honey Liqueur
  • Lemon wheel
  • 5-6 Cloves
  • 1 cup Hot water

Preparation: Add Knappogue Whiskey and Celtic Honey to an Irish Coffee glass. Insert the cloves into your lemon wheel and drop it into the glass. Very gently muddle the lemon a few times to release the juices. Fill the glass with hot water.


OTT Irish Coffee

OTT Irish Coffee

OTT Irish Coffee

Created by Joaquin Simo

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey
  • 1/4 oz. Rich (2:1) Demerara Syrup
  • 5 oz. Hot Coffee
  • 5 drops Saline Solution (or a tiny pinch kosher salt)
  • 3 Cardamom Pods

For the Cream:

  • 5-6 oz. Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp. White Sugar
  • Zest From 1 Orange
  • 2 dashes Regan’s No 6 Orange bitters

Preparation: Muddle the cardamom pods in the bottom of a pre-heated Irish coffee glass, add whiskey, Demerara syrup, hot coffee and saline solution and stir. Whip the cream with the orange zest, white sugar and Regan’s No 6 Orange bitters until thickened, but still pourable. Float cream over the top of the drink by pouring gently over the back of a spoon. Garnish with a lightly toasted Little Boo Boo Bakery Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey Marshmallow.


Contrary Public Opinions

Contrary Public Opinions

Photo by Travis Stewart

Contrary Public Opinions

Created by Berto Santoro of Extra Virgin, Kansas City, MO

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Knappogue Castle 12 Year
  • 1/8 oz. St Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • 1/4 oz. Serrano Pepper Honey
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Earl Grey Tea (hot)

Preparation: Build all ingredients in a Georgian Irish coffee glass. Top with a lemon spiced Meringue.**Garnish with channeled clove studded lemon wheel.

**Lemon Spiced Meringue

  • 2 egg whites
  • 8 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. allspice dram