Cocktail recipe with whisky
We worked exclusively with a head bartender at The Clove Club in London to create a selection of cocktail recipes using our shrub drinks. Clove Club is a Michelin star restaurant producing outstanding food using top-notch seasonal British ingredients so we’re absolutely delighted to collaborate with them and show you what Hamish has created!
Firstly, do you know what shrub drinks are? They are very popular in the mixology industry but they’re not widely recognised elsewhere. Read our blog about what shrub drinks are here → SHRUB DRINKS!
Introducing… The Melrose. For this cocktail, you’ll need our strawberry and mint shrub and blossom honey for the syrup. Grab your own strawberry and mint shrub drink here and a jar of blossom honey here.
- 50ml Scotch Whisky
Hamish recommends a well barrel aged whiskey such as Auchentoshan 3 wood, Balvenie Caribbean cask or lyre’s American malt for 0 proof
- 15ml strawberry and mint shrub
- 10ml honey syrup
- 3 dashes of angostura bitters
- 2 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
Honey Syrup Ingredients
- 20ml water
- 1 tablespoons of blossom honey
Honey syrup is used in cocktails similarly to a simple syrup, adding complexity as well as a natural sweetness. The type of honey used for honey syrup really varies depending on the type of cocktail you’re making. For example, milder honeys such as our blossom honey, match well with brighter cocktails whereas richer and earthier honey such as our heather honey, work best in dark-spirit drinks.
For this recipe, we recommend using our blossom honey.
Honey Syrup Method
- Add the honey and water into a small saucepan over a medium heat
- Stir until the honey is dissolved
- Allow to cool
Cocktail Recipe with Whisky
- Add all the ingredients into a cocktail tin with ice and stir for 20-25 seconds
- Double strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice
- Garnish with a strip of orange peel and spritzed over the surface
We’ve very kindly been given a selection of cocktail recipes from Hamish at The Clove Club. We will be sharing them across the next couple months on our blogs so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming collaborative recipes. Sign up to our weekly newsletter for more exclusive recipes, discounts and more! You can sign up on our homepage through the pop up message.
If you’re hosting a cocktail party and fancy trying other unique cocktails, click here for our selection of cocktail recipes using our shrub drinks.
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