There’s always time for a cocktail
With the summer heat picking up and social activities being revived, there is no better time to brush up on your cocktail-making skills. And luckily, we have compiled a list of cocktail recipes featuring drinks from Stranahan, Belvedere, Glenmorangie, and Volcán de Mi Tierra Tequila.
First up are three delicious cocktails featuring Stranahan’s Blue Peak expression that reimagines classic cocktails like the Manhattan, Negroni, and an Old Fashioned. And with Father’s Day coming around the corner, one of the best gifts you can give your father is a bottle of premium American Single Malt Whiskey like Stranahan Blue Peak. And to quote the head distiller at Stranahan Owen Martin, “The American single malt whiskey category is rapidly growing in popularity, and as the category leader, we continuously look for ways to grow admiration for ASMs through innovations. Our newest expression – Blue Peak – couples our signature distillation process and aging methods with a Solera finish, a time-honored maturation process typically used in wine. The result is a rich and mellow whiskey designed to elevate whiskey-forward cocktails.”
What’s more is that for the upcoming holiday, Stranahan is offering a special deal where you can make custom engraved bottles on their new and improved Stranahan’s Original expression or the new Stranahan’s Blue Peak expression.
1. The Peak Manhattan
2oz Blue Peak
1oz Sicilian Amaro
2 dashes black walnut bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice, and stir to 20% dilution. Strain over the big cube with a cherry garnish
2. Boulevard Peak
1oz Blue Peak
1oz Sweet vermouth
Add all three ingredients to a mixing glass. Stir to 20% dilution. Strain in coupe with an orange peel garnish.
3. The Highlands
1.5oz Blue Peak
.25oz simple syrup
2 dashes black walnut bitters
1 grapefruit zest
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice, and stir to 20% dilution. Strain over the big cube with grapefruit zest
Also featured in this round-up are three premium liquor brands, Belvedere Vodka, Glenmorangie Whiskey, and Volcán de Mi Tierra Tequila. Each brand has shared a cocktail recipe that is both delicious and easy to make.
Belvedere vodka, made from Polish rye, purified water, and distilled by fire, is a high-end vodka that can be enjoyed with any type of drink. Even better is that Belvedere vodka contains zero additives and is certified kosher and gluten-free. And with this premium vodka, Belvedere has created a tasty cocktail that also features Kombucha for those that love the drink but wish it had even more of a kick.
4. Belvedere Super Cocktail – Kombucha
1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
5 oz Honey
.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz Kombucha
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Place all ingredients in a shaker except Kombucha and shake with ice. Strain into a Coupe and top off with ice-cold Kombucha. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Next up is Glenmorangie Whiskey, which is made from five simple ingredients – wood, water, barley, yeast, and time. Glenmorangie is one of the tastiest whiskey brands we have tried and we were so happy to try the latest cocktail recipe, The Orange Highball, that gives a refreshing twist to whiskey cocktails.
5. Orange Highball
50ml (2oz) Glenmorangie Original
1/2 an Orange
50ml (2oz) Tonic Water
50ml (2oz) Soda Water
Juice half an orange. Then fill a highball glass with ice cubes and thick wedges of orange. Finally, pour all your ingredients over the top, and enjoy.
Lastly, we have Volcán de Mi Tierra Tequila. This tequila was born from an alliance between LVMH and the Gallardo family in an effort to create a tequila that is both complex and extraordinary. This tequila goes down so smooth, and with enhanced notes of classic agave, is one of the top-tier tequila brands out there – perfect for any type of tequila cocktail you would like to make. With that, Volcán de Mi Tierra Tequila has shared a tasty cocktail recipe called La Valoma Cocktail, that is fruit-forward and is a perfect signature cocktail to make for any summer gathering you might have.
6. La Valoma Cocktail
2 oz Volcan Blanco Tequila
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
1.5 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
¾ Oz Agave Syrup
A pinch of salt
Combine Volcan Blanco, fresh lime, and grapefruit juice, salt, and agave syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.