Black Dog Cocktail Recipes

black dog cocktail recipes

Black Dog Highland Recipe

Here’s the recipe for the Highland cocktail using Black Dog whisky:

Black Dog Cocktail – Highball:

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Black Dog Scotch whisky
  • 120 ml soda water (chilled)
  • Lemon wedge (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour 60 ml of Black Dog whisky over the ice.
  3. Top with 120 ml of chilled soda water.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge (optional).

This is a classic and refreshing highball, perfect for enjoying the smooth character of Black Dog whisky. The soda water lightens the drink and makes it ideal for warm weather or anytime you want a simple and bubbly cocktail.

Black Dog Cocktail – Honey Apple:

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Black Dog Scotch whisky
  • 30 ml apple cider
  • 15 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15 ml honey syrup (made from equal parts honey and water, heated and stirred)
  • Apple slice (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well for about 15 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe or rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with an apple slice (optional).

This cocktail adds a touch of sweetness and fruitiness to the Black Dog whisky, making it a bit more complex and intriguing. The apple cider and honey syrup complement the whisky’s flavors, while the lemon juice adds a touch of tartness to balance the sweetness.

Feel free to adjust the proportions to your taste, and remember to drink responsibly and enjoy!

Manhattan with Black Dog Whisky

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Black Dog Whisky
  • 30 ml Sweet Vermouth (like Martini Rosso)
  • 15 ml Angostura Bitters (a few dashes)
  • Ice cubes
  • Maraschino cherry (optional, for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Chill your glass: Put a coupe or rocks glass in the freezer for a few minutes, or swirl some ice and water in it and discard before starting.
  2. Measure the liquids: Using a shot glass or measuring spoons, pour 60 ml of Black Dog whisky, 30 ml of sweet vermouth, and a few dashes (around 3-4) of Angostura bitters into a mixing glass (or a regular glass if you don’t have one).
  3. Fill with ice: Add enough ice to fill the mixing glass (or another glass).
  4. Stir thoroughly: Use a bar spoon (or a regular spoon in a pinch) to stir the mixture for about 20-30 seconds, diluting it slightly and chilling it further.
  5. Strain into your chilled glass: Use a bar strainer or the back of a spoon to strain the cocktail into your chilled glass, discarding the ice and any large bitters chunks.
  6. Garnish (optional): Top your Manhattan with a maraschino cherry for a classic touch.

Tips:

  • For a slightly sweeter Manhattan, use 45 ml of sweet vermouth and 15 ml of dry vermouth (like Martini Extra Dry).
  • If you don’t have Angostura bitters, you can omit them, but they add a complex, aromatic spice character to the cocktail.
  • Experiment with different types of sweet vermouth to find your preferred flavor profile.
  • Remember to drink responsibly and enjoy!

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe for Black Dog whisky

Here’s an easy-to-understand Old Fashioned recipe for Black Dog whisky:

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Black Dog Whisky
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Sugar (white or brown)
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Splash of water
  • Orange peel and/or maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Muddle the sugar: Place the sugar in a rocks glass or old fashioned glass. Add a few drops of water and muddle with a muddler ( or the back of a teaspoon) until the sugar dissolves and forms a paste.
  2. Add bitters: Drizzle 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters onto the sugar paste.
  3. Fill with ice: Add enough ice to fill the glass, almost reaching the brim.
  4. Pour the whisky: slowly pour the Black Dog whisky over the ice, filling the glass.
  5. Stir gently: Use a bar Spoon ( or a regular one) to stir the mixture for about 10-15 seconds, diluting it slightly and chilling it further.
  6. G garnish (optional): Lightly express the oils from an orange peel over the drink and drop it in. Alternatively, add a maraschino cherr for a classic touch.

Tips:

  • Experiment with different sugars for varying sweetness and depth of flavor. White sugar offers a cleaner sweetness, while brown sugar adds a touch of molasses and caramel.
  • Adjust the bitters to your taste. Start with 2-3 dashes and go up if you prefer a more prominent spiciness.
  • Don’t over-stir! Excessive stirring dilutes the drink too much.
  • Enjoy responsibly!

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