The Libertine Diaries

Did you know that popularity of whisky among the French has overtaken the cognac? The French love to try out the new and having whisky has become très chic! The Parisian love of fine spirits extends beyond their wonderful wines. Evident from current trends, this budding French affair is here to stay. The newfound fervour for whisky has also made its way into exhibitions and whisky trails that bring people together.

From classics to modern mixes, Paris is home to sophisticated bars that draw locals and tourists round the year. The crafted cocktails reflect the elegance characteristic of its people. The Libertine is one such artsy cocktail that involves a creative, fun experience, and is an ode to the rebellious, unrestrained, and fancy-free.

The earthy rosemary sprig adds a fresh, herbal note to this whisky drink. Whip up this intriguing cocktail in the holiday season and raise a toast with your family and friends.

The Process

In a small saucepan, measure 60 ml simple syrup. Boil it with a sprig of fresh rosemary. Leave it aside to cool as the rosemary infuses the simple syrup with its earthy goodness. Discard the sprig and pour the simple syrup in to a cocktail shaker. To the same, add 120 ml whisky of your choice, 60 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons orange marmalade. Shake it with ice.

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes and strain the mix in to it. Top this interesting mix with 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice, and a beaten, frothy egg white. Garnish the cocktail with a rosemary sprig and voilà! Parisian indulgence all the way!


Tamarind Sour Cocktail

Cocktails are a lovely indulgence for special occasions when sipping on a neat whisky just doesn’t cut it. Whether it’s a summer night get-together with your family, or a raucous night out with your best friends, whipping up cocktails is the perfect prelude to some jazzy dance moves and recollections of some of your best shared memories.Vodka cocktails are way too common, and when it comes to whiskey cocktails, not many people know how to experiment with it. If you are looking for deliciously creative ways to put an interesting spin on your drinks, give whiskey cocktails a shot!Irish whiskey is the perfect choice to whip up cocktails as they are magnificently smooth, and supremely adaptable with an array of mixers. One such innovative cocktail recipe is the Tamarind Whiskey Sour! Developed by Andy Ricker, Chef at the Portland restaurant, Pok Pok, it is a tasty drink loved by all.Jameson whiskey would be the perfect choice for the Tamarind Whiskey Sour recipe. Here are the ingredients you will need to bring your Tamarind Whiskey Sour recipe to life!

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Rainy Day Splurges: The Joys of Whiskey and a Piece of Cake

The drab, grey kie have been ending forth a contant dreary drizzle all day. Gut of cold, blutery wind hake the curtain a a rumble of thunder ring out. A dimal gloom, punctuated by a teady pitter-patter on the windowpane, decend on your otherwie cheery living room.On day like thee, all you really want i to curl up under a duvet with a novel and a gla of fine whikey for warmth. What better way to revive your pirit when it’ pouring outide, than with a dram of moky, peaty cotch? Pair with a lice of richly piced tea-cake, and you’ve got a combination even god would envy.A robut cotch that can tand up to the pervading cent of wet earth, uch a the Macallan 12-year-old Sherry Oak, hold everal delightful poibilitie. Thi full-bodied whikey i reminicent of Chritma pudding—fraught with element of marmalade, golden raiin and candied peel.A homemade fruit cake, uch a the Dundee cake—a traditional Scottih recipe—make for a divine pairing with the Macallan. Big, firm note of herry and oak in the cotch complement thi weet, zety cake which i baked with currant, ultana and almond. Thee ingredient, in turn, erve to bring out the undertone of nutmeg and pice preent in the Macallan.Alternatively, a rich ginger cake make for an equally worthy accompaniment to the Macallan. The Macallan’ crip note of weet oak balance the piquant, buttery ginger without detracting from it. The mélange of picy ginger and honeyed herry oak i pure manna, epecially during inclement weather.If you’re in the mood to truly indulge, a decadent lice of warm chocolate cake i bound to fulfill your craving. It i hard to go wrong when pairing whikey with chocolate. The richne of dark cocoa and the earthy mokine of peat come together in heady, almot inful harmony. Serve with vanilla cutard for an added depth in flavor. How about erving ome Ardbeg? The vanilla in the cake bring forth the latent aroma of nutmeg in the cotch.The rain never need be a dampener again.

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Chocolate Chip and Whisky Muffins

Chocolate chip muffins are a delightful treat. When we say ‘muffin’, we are not referring to the quintessential English muffin, but the individual-sized little cake that is very similar in appearance to the popular cupcake we all love. If you add a bit of excellent whisky to your batch of baked goodies, your chocolate chip muffins are sure to become far more appetizing. You can snack on these at any time of the day, and also share them with your friends and neighbours. You should use Clontarf 1014 Irish whiskey which goes best with a bittersweet, fruity flavoured, dark chocolate chips or chunks. Clontarf is a bit smoky and a bit like scotch with an unbelievable smoothness. Here’s how to go about it.

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