World Class 2017 winner – Julian Short has compiled 3 of his favourite cocktails for us to enjoy, while he gets ready to represent South Africa at the global finals out in Mexico.
These are world class recommendations tried & tested by the mixologist himself – Julian which he thinks will help us brave the cold this winter:
1. OLD FASHIONED
“The Old fashioned is the perfect winter cocktail for any whiskey lover because this drink is all about the whiskey itself and is rather simple to prepare at home.” – Julian
– 50ml of your desired whiskey (I recommend either Bulleit Bourbon or Johnnie Walker Gold Label)
– 10ml Brown simple syrup 1:1 (I also recommend maple syrup)
– 2 dashes of bitters (I recommend Angostura)
Add all ingredients into a large glass with ice and stir for 40 seconds. Pour cocktail into a tumbler, add ice and garnish with an orange zest.
2. HOT BUTTERED RUM (serves 2)
“This is one of my all-time favourite winter cocktails and is perfect for warming yourself, partner or friends up on a cold winter evening.” – Julian
– 50ml Ron Zacapa Rum
– 30ml Hot water
– 1/4 Tsp Butter
– 10ml Honey
Pinch of some winter spices including Cardamom, anise, all spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and/or clove.
Add all ingredients to a punch bowl, stir and serve.
3. LEAF LITTER
– 50ml Tanqueray
– 50ml Fresh Pear Juice
– 20ml honey syrup (1:1 – 1 part honey – 1 part water)
Top with Champagne or sparkling wine
Garnish with a sprig of Rosemary.
Remember to snap a picture of your cocktail make and tag us on Instagram.
IMAGES: Samantha Slabbert