Now that Thanksgiving is over, we are sure you are thinking of things that you can make and bake for Christmas. Having a chocolate fudge cake on the table is guaranteed to make your friends and family happy, but have you ever considered adding a generous amount of whisky to it? Trust us, nothing like a whisky-infused fudge cake. You can use your preferred scotch, but we recommend The Glenlivet, for reasons you will discover only after you have taken the first bite of the cake.

The Process

In a large container, beat the egg whites until they look frothy. In a separate bowl, melt the dark chocolate and keep it aside. Take a small container and mix the baking powder, flour, and cocoa. Now beat the butter and sugar into the egg whites. Add the egg yolks to this, one at a time, and beat it for a good fifteen minutes till the mixture looks creamy. Add the flour and mix it well so that it doesn’t form lumps. Blend in the whisky and then the melted chocolate. The hard part is over.

Now, before you pour this batter into two cake pans, line them with butter paper and spray a coat of non-stick spray on them, particularly the sides. Bake it in a preheated oven at 180˚C, for an hour. After you have removed it from the oven, place it on a cooling rack and wait for it to cool down completely. Meanwhile, prepare the ganache.

In a small saucepan, put the cream and boil it. Break the dark chocolate into crumbs in a heat resistant bowl and pour the hot cream over it. Wait for two to three minutes and whisk them together so that they have blended well. Now every ten minutes, whisk the ganache till it has turned thick. So, you have a thick ganache and two cakes. Coat the middle of one of the cakes with the ganache, and gently place the other one on top. With the remaining ganache, glaze the top and sides of the cake.

The amazing whisky fudge cake is ready. We bet you feel hungry, don’t you?

Let the FIFA Fever Kick in with Cameron's Kick

With the FIFA World Cup 2018 having kicked off and fans around the world roaring for more, tensions are high and the weather isn’t helping either. Even in Russia the summer days are hot and humid. Players are having a tougher time than most would expect, especially since we mostly think about snow and vodka when we think of Russia.Now when it comes to the fans and what they want to cool off with while watching FIFA 2018, beer is what you mostly hear. While beer is great when watching football, whisky is an even better idea. Don’t believe us? Ask around. A lot of the beer lovers also agree, that whisky and football is just as good a combination. And what can be better than a refreshing whisky cocktail named Cameron’s Kick?The Cameron’s Kick is first mentioned in a book titled Savoy Cocktail Book, written by Harry Craddock in 1930. Craddock never mentions the name of the bartender who had invented this cocktail, or why the name is what it is. The cocktail has always been a tricky one, since it has sometimes been made with 1 ounce each of blended scotch whisky and Irish whiskey. The notoriety of mixing two whiskies in one cocktail makes the drink stand out and is also why it is somewhat forgotten and lost in time.Using one whisky works just fine when making a Cameron’s Kick and you can finish it off with maybe a lemon peel to add a touch of freshness to a whisky cocktail.

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The eggnog’s sojourn commences in the winter season, as it makes its way to the stores. But nothing beats the rich, fresh homemade kind, really. Made with easily available ingredients such as eggs, milk and sugar, it is a Christmas and holiday tradition. There are several speculations regarding the etymology of its name. “Nog” – an ambiguous dialect was used to detail strong beers. Also, since the beverage was mostly served in a wooden cup (known as a nog) with egg, it was described as eggnog. Eggnog’s roots can be traced to the “posset” – a medieval British era beverage made with milk, sugar, and eggs. In the British era, milk, spices, and eggs were expensive ingredients. Thus, eggnog was considered as a privileged drink of the elite, who toasted to their good health and prosperity with it. However, as the drink made its way to the American colonies, it became more of a common beverage with the abundance of milk, eggs, and the use of rum or whisky that preserved it for days. It is said that George Washington, the first president of the United States admired the eggnog enough to build his own recipe, dousing it with rum, rye whiskey and sherry. This lent it a reputation of being a drink that only a few bravehearts would dare try. Eggnog with its creaminess and bold flavour makes for a smooth, delicious ice cream. We all love ice cream and can’t have enough of it ever. Though brandy is believed to be the traditional liquor used in eggnog, other base spirits also complement it well, such as whisky. A good spicy bourbon makes a nice whiskey-based eggnog ice cream. Its flavour pairs well with the hints of sweet and spice. We recommend you try this recipe for the holidays to taste for yourself.

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