PICTURED: Jakub Niziolek, right, and his classic Penicillin, above
Shaken and stirred
While we’re all about the unconventional, there’s beauty in the simplicity of a classic cocktail. Adding a Society whisky or spirit to these favourites brings a new element of flavour and you can make all of them in less than three steps. Add these drinks to your autumn dinner parties or come and see Simone Malavolta, Jakub Niziolek and the team at our London Members’ Room and try these classics for yourself
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The Old Fashioned is a timeless embodiment of craftsmanship and tradition – a portal to an era when elegance and simplicity were cherished above all else. It’s not just a drink; it’s a journey back in time and a sip of history. Expect a new version of this drink at Greville Street with each new Outturn.
HOW TO MAKE IT Glass type: Rocks / Old Fashioned Ice: Cubed Method: Build and stir
INGREDIENTS 40ml of your favorite Society bourbon or rye whisky 10ml sugar syrup 2 dashes orange bitters 3 dashes aromatic bitters Garnish: orange peel
PROCESS 1. Pour all the ingredients other than the garnish into a mixing glass. 2. Add ice and stir until the glass is cold to the touch. 3. Prepare your Old Fashioned glass by adding ice then double strain the cocktail into your rocks glass and add your orange peel garnish.
ABOVE: Old Fashioned, a timeless embodiment of craftsmanship and tradition, even better with your favourite Society bourbon or rye whisky
The Penicillin is a whisky cocktail with an infusion of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Its citrus alchemy imparts a vivacious zing, a bright burst of vitality that courses through the cocktail, awakening the senses. As the mixologist’s skilled hands shake the contents, a whirlwind of flavours and textures converges, merging in a dance of sweet and sour, peat and spice. The Penicillin emerges, cold and frothy, a soothing yet invigorating elixir. To finish, a single, aromatic cloud of Islay whisky is carefully sprayed atop the cocktail, a smoky kiss from the rugged Scottish coast.
HOW TO MAKE IT Glass type: Rocks / Old Fashioned Ice: Cubed Method: Shake and strain
40ml Lightly Peated Cask No. 108.70: Smoky Bloody Mary or any favourite Peated flavour profile SMWS whisky
22ml lemon juice
22ml ginger and honey syrup
Garnish: lemon peel, Peated flavour profile whisky spray
TOP TIP: You can make your own peated whisky spray by combining two or more of your favourite peated whiskies in a mini bottle to be used on the top of the glass.
- Pop all the ingredients other than your garnish into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Add ice to your rocks glass. Pour the cocktail mixture from the shaker into the glass through a strainer. Then garnish the drink with lemon peel and a spray of peated whisky.
ABOVE: Use a Lightly Peated flavour profile Society whisky for the perfect Penicillin cocktail
The Very Berry gin cocktail is a delightful blend of flavours inspired by the classic Tom Collins cocktail. This drink combines gin and Crème de Mure for a rich and dark berry twist. Fresh lemon juice adds a zesty kick, while soda water provides a refreshing fizz. To top it off, a sprig of rosemary adds a fragrant touch. The name is inspired by one of our own bottles Cask No. 135.24: Very berry, a personal favourite of Jakub's.
HOW TO MAKE IT Glass type: Highball Ice: Cubed Method: shake, strain, top-up
INGREDIENTS 35ml of your favourite SMWS gin 25ml Crème de Mure 20ml fresh lemon juice Soda water to top it up Garnish: rosemary
PROCESS 1. Pour all the ingredients other than garnish into your shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
2. Add ice to your highball glass and add the cocktail, pouring the drink through a strainer.
3. Top the drink up with soda water and add your rosemary garnish.
ABOVE: Reach for a Society single cask gin for your Very Berry cocktail