While wine pairings have become the norm, and pairing food with your craft beer is gaining popularity as well, whisky cocktail pairing have definitely been slept on! This World Food Day, Dewar’s has provided some scintillating whisky cocktails, created by Greg Benson, celebrated mixologist, distiller and Dewar’s India brand ambassador, to pair with some delicious food – for the best dining experience. Recreate these recipes, and wow your friends at your next get-together with your knowledge and palate!
Dewar’s Golden Sour – best paired with Grilled Chicken Skewers
· 50ml Dewar’s 12yr
· 25ml yellow lemon juice
· 25ml Honey syrup
· Egg white
Garnish: Angosutra bitters and a lemon twist. Optionally, honeycomb as well.
Method: Shake all ingredients together and strain into a rocks glass. To make the honey syrup, mix 1 part honey to 1 part hot water and allow to cool.
Dewar’s Old Fashioned with a Twist – best paired with Truffle Oil Pancakes/ Hot Dogs
· 50ml Dewar’s 15yr
· 10ml Ginger – Cinnamon – Cardamom syrup
· 2 dashes angostura bitters
Garnish: Orange twist. Optionally, candied ginger as well.
Method: Stir all ingredients together and strain into a rocks glass.
Ginger-Cinnamon-Cardamom syrup recipe: Heat 1 cup of water to 1.5/2 cups of sugar in a pan, add fresh ginger, cardamom and cinnamon and gently heat for 20 minutes. Strain once a little cooler.