A Rye, A Bourbon and A Whiskey For Your Next Night Cap
Hot toddies and coffee drinks are a fun way to wind down any evening, and whiskeys, ryes and bourbons are often used in this sort of drink. Whether it’s a cold or hot beverage that you desire on a Saturday morning or warm august night, one of the best parts about spiked coffee and tea drinks is that they are easy to make at a moment’s notice. Try any of the drinks listed below for a great twist on classic hot toddies and coffee drinks by using these unique liquors available at Cask Cartel.
Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye
Inspired by the sweet and spicy contrast between rye and rum, this blend of 8-year Kentucky Rye Whiskey and 4-year Canadian Rye Whiskey is finished by adding Black Strap Rum into the cask. The growing trend of cask-finished rye brings a taste of rye and brown sweets to Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye, whose palette also includes a woody accent. With a molasses-sweet finish, the pleasant, lingering warmth is a great liquor to add to a nice nightcap. Inspired by a chill-summer-night-kind of beverage, try using this rye blend in a rum milk punch.
- 1 ½ oz Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye
- ¾ oz simple syrup, try substituting maple syrup to better compliment the rye
- 1 dash of pure vanilla extract
- 3 oz milk
Simply pour these ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled rocks glass and enjoy. For added flare, top with grated nutmeg or cinnamon.
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur is small-batch, handmade Buffalo Trace bourbon mixed with rich cream and a hint of sugar. While one can enjoy this beverage simply served over the rocks, in coffee or over ice cream, try it in a spiked coffee float to enjoy the extra bourbon flavor. The creamy vanilla flavor complements the bourbon’s smooth taste and might just become your favorite dessert to drink.
- 3 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur
- Chocolate Ice Cream
Simply add the 3oz of Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur into the bottom of your glass, fill the glass with coffee and leave enough to add a scoop of chocolate ice cream on top. For added garnish, grab some whipped cream, cherries or sprinkles to put on top.
Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
With a sweet and fruity style, Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey was aged in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. This whiskey produces tasting notes butter, honey and vanilla. It is smooth, soft and easy to drink, which is no wonder as it was named the Best Grain Whiskey in 2014. The accented finish of raisins, orange peel and coconut makes this whiskey a perfect way to enjoy a classic hot toddy. Its smooth palette blends perfectly with added honey and lemon, a cure for sore throats and chilly nights.
- 1 ½ oz Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
- ¾ cup water
- 2-3 tsps of honey (to taste)
- 2-3 tsps of lemon juice (to taste)
Simply bring the water to a boil and pour into your favorite mug, add Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey and your honey and lemon to taste. Allow the drink to cool a bit, and sip to your heart’s content. For added flavor, garnish with a slice or wheel of lemon, and a cinnamon stick.
Coffee and tea drinks are a great way to spruce up any morning, evening or sick day. They are easy to make with simple ingredients if you have a good liquor already ready to grab and pour. These three liquors add an extra taste and appreciation for flavor when added to a go-to coffee or tea recipe. Rather than stock on a stereotypical liqueurs and liquors this fall, try something new this season.
- The G.O.A.T.