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20 Whiskey Cocktails to Get You Through Winter

20 Whiskey Cocktails to Get You Through Winter

Courtesy Porchlight

Courtesy Porchlight

Originally published in Town & Country.

Some call it sweater weather, but cocktail nerds know winter as "whisky season." As the temperatures put a chill in the air, there are few drinks as rewarding as a whisky concoction.

So how are bars around the world interpreting the storied spirit in 2017? It depends on whom you ask. There's no unifying way to drink whisky except, perhaps, thoughtfully.

"Everyone is starting to deviate from that very basic way of drinking whisky, which is neat or on the rocks," Porchlight's Nick Bennett says. The Scotsman Colada, served at the Manhattan bar, showcases the Black Grouse's banana notes in a tiki drink that's flavorful yet not cloying.

At Bar Velo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, bartender Ruben Bansie goes in another direction: pairing fresh tomatoes and basil with Elijah Craig bourbon for something that's like a caprese salad, but, you know, boozy.

Whether it's Scotch, bourbon or Irish whisky, here's a quick tour around the world, as told through whiskey cocktails.

Read the full article at Town & Country.

 

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