Hello readers! As the days grow shorter and air grows crisper, I have been getting in the mood for holiday inspired cocktails. As per a request on Instagram here is my new favorite Egg Nog Recipe.
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites
1 pint whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
12 oz Drambuie
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
+4 oz Glenfiddich 12yr (optional, if you’d like more of a kick!)
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Add the Drambuie, milk, cream, nutmeg, and vanilla.
Place the egg whites in the bowl and beat into stiff peaks.
Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve in a punch bowl with grated nutmeg atop.
*Tip: Make the day before and chill covered in the fridge. Eggnog traditionally sat for days before serving to meld the flavors.
Stay tuned for more cold weather cocktails!
When traveling near or far I make sure to get my yoga fix in. Thanks to FYM Productions and Clay From the Bay for the action shots! How do you stay fit on the road?
Visit the home of Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, as Popular Science takes you through a virtual tour of the Glenfiddich distillery. Follow a guided, narrated tour, and freely explore one of the last family owned and operated distilleries in all of Scotland.
For the first time ever, users will be able to explore the Glenfiddich distillery from the comfort of home! Popular Science will guide you using highly sensitive motion controls to produce the illusion of looking through a window into another reality, creating the visceral sense of actually “being there” – complete with narration, immersive 180 degree images, maps, and photo galleries.
So it’s really easy. Turn on your iPad. Click on the App Store. Type ‘Whisky Tour’ in the search box. Download and you are off to Scotland!
I would love to hear about your tour!
Whoever said whisky is a winter drink has not been introduced to the wonderful world of Scotch cocktails! Mixologist extraordinaire and William Grant & Sons Ambassador Charlotte Voisey teaches us how to make a delightful twist on a New York Sour.
Click here to take a peek at Voisey in action!
New York Sour Recipe
Shake first three ingredients with ice.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Spritz with lemon peel and discard peel.
Garnish with orange wheel.
When the temperature dips to freezing and the first sign of snowflakes sprinkle from the sky I can’t help but crave a glass of whiskey and an evening in with friends. And with the holidays just around the corner it is the perfect time to entertain with my favorite tipples and some sole warming food.
One of the great aspects of a quality whiskey is that it is the perfect accompaniment to a meal. Different whiskey flavors naturally compliment certain food types and flavors, although it can be even more fun to experiment and find your own food pairings to serve up!
When throwing a whiskey fete I like to have a number of different types of whiskies to make sure everyone’s taste buds are satisfied. Below is a guide to four whiskey taste profiles and the foods I enjoy with each.
These whiskies tend to have a slightly bitter undertone. I enjoy pairing them with less sweet foods like crumbly blue cheese or bite size Swedish meatballs. For a sweet fix serve a smoky Lagavulin 16YO neat alongside broken bits of dark chocolate (if you happen to be in New York City try out Jacques Torres Big Daddy Bar).
The undertones of a floral whiskey are delicate yet often complex. They pair well with lighter food options such as smoked salmon or goat’s cheese spread. As a sweet option a whiskey like Glenfiddich 12YO tastes great next to a homemade apple crisp!
Sweeter whiskies often offer undertones of vanilla and honey and pair well with bold, rich or sweet foods. Try a seasoned flank steak or soft creamy baked Brie. Adding a sweet bourbon like Makers Mark to old fashioned vanilla ice cream is the perfect end to a meal!
Oaky whiskies are naturally creamy and a touch sweet. They pair wonderfully with roasted meats and caramelized roasted vegetables. To intensify your dessert, pair The Balvenie PortWood 21YO with a tangy key lime pie.
Cheers to entertaining with great friends and a fabulous whiskey!
On my way home from the beautiful island of Hawaii I spotted a little piece of home for me in the Honolulu airport!
Needless to say I was feeling a bit of the post vacation blues, but at least the Glenfiddich cheered me up =)
Stay tuned for a recap on my Hawaiian adventure!
To be continued…
This past Saturday, August 25th, two William Grant & Sons employees decided to show their pioneering spirit for Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch, the brand which the company was built on. As part of an internal company contest to show your passion for Glenfiddich, a select group of people will be chose to venture to Cambodia to build houses.
Celebrating the company’s 125 years in the spirits industry, Jeremiah “Mackie” Courtney and Lorne Cousin, also know as “Scottish Piper to the Stars”, teamed up to organize the world’s first ever bagpipe flash mob! 125 pipers from more than 11 different bands came together in New York City’s Battery Park to celebrate two icons of independence, Glenfiddich and Lady Liberty. During the performance, bands were placed in different sections around the park each playing “Scotland the Brave” and then all coming together for a moving performance of Amazing Grace. After a series of encores prompted by the crowd, all 125 pipers followed Mackie and Lorne to The Palm to raise a dram to Glenfiddich and Lady Liberty.
Check out the amazing video done by FYM Productions!