With the sun coming out, I thought it was time for a series of Single Malt Cocktails.
The temperature is rising fast, so number five in this series is very fresh and tropical one I put together: the Tropical Tartan
Warning! This cocktail contains a natural source of caffeine. This is no late night cocktail but more of a refreshing daylight sipper.
I kept my ingredient list short, but you can add fruit juice of choice if you want, giving it more color. However, the basis is already very sweet and sugary, so I kept it simple.
4 cl of a (sweet) single malt whisky, in this case the Ballantines Glenburgie 15
10 cl Guaraná antarctica (Might be hard to find)
Garnish (I used a half slice of orange)
(Optional: Extra fruit juice of choice )
First a small warning. Guaraná is a natural energy supplement. A pure extract would give you 3-4 times more caffeine than coffee. However, in this soda, it has actually less caffeine than in a glass of Coca-Cola. Still something to be aware of.
Take your mixing glass/bottom half of a cocktail shaker
Add the whisky
Add the Guaraná
Stir the ingredients
Take the drinking glass and add ice
Pour the mix in the glass, over the ice
Add garnish (Half a slice of orange in this case)
A lovely mellow cocktail/mixer. I like how refreshing this one is, but it is definitely not that sweet or too sweet.
The sweet Glenburgie is still really there and is able to add it's own part to this cocktail in sense of sweetness and fruitiness.
Now, if you like your summer drinks sweeter, you can add extra fruit juice, but watch out for the fruits that are able to turn this sour or bitter (Mango or pineapple for example.)
Or, if you want, you can add 2 cl of sugar syrup.
Let me know what you think!
Other Single Malt Cocktails