Winter cocktails with American Whiskey

American whiskies, with their rich notes of vanilla and spice, are perfect for festive cocktails. Here, we’ve paired the pecan pie and caramelised banana flavours of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 with apple and ginger in a refreshing highball. We’ve also used the slightly more robust Single Barrel Select in a Christmassy twist on the classic Godfather and whipped up an Espresso Martini with a little extra vanilla and dried fruit flavour courtesy of Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select. Enjoy!

Green Apple Buck

Ingredients:

Method:

Pour the Jack Daniel’s and the cloudy apple juice into a highball glass with plenty of ice and stir briefly to chill. Top with ginger ale and garnish with slices of apple.

Kentucky Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Woodford Reserve
  • 25ml Fresh espresso
  • 25ml Coffee liqueur
  • Sugar to taste
  • Coffee beans to garnish

Method:

Pour all your ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake hard until chilled. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with coffee beans.

Godfather

Ingredients:

Method:

Combine ingredients in a rocks glass with ice and stir to chill. Add more ice to keep things cold and garnish with a cocktail cherry.