Raising a glass to World Whisky Day
World Whisky Day has unveiled this year's signature cocktail The Oak Tea created using Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.
If you're looking for an excuse to enjoy a dram or two, look no further.
World Whisky Day is a yearly global celebration of whisky, inviting everyone to try a dram.
Taking place on the third Saturday in May, events take place across the globe as whisky lovers share their knowledge to make whisky as enjoyable as accessible as possible.
The most famous whisky-based cocktails may be the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan, but if you're looking to stir things up World Whisky Day has the remedy.
Each year, World Whisky Day creates a signature cocktail and this year marks the turn of The Oak Tea.
Created by World Whisky Day 2017 Ambassador Jo Kent, this year's official cocktail was created using Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.
Fancy raising a whisky cocktail at the weekend? Here's the recipe for The Oak Tea:
- 50ml Woodford Double Oaked
- Fresh Mint Leaves (Around 15)
- 2 large dashes of Fees Whisky Barrel Bitters
- Lemon Peel
- 150ml Mint Tea Infusion (See below)
Method: Make a mint tea infusion by combining 3 teabags of Morrocan mint tea, 3 sprinkles of ground coriander seeds and 50ml of runny honey with boiling water into a teapot. Infuse for 30 minutes then cool in the fridge creating an infusion that is enough to make three cocktails. Pour whisky into a glass with mint leaves and a third of the infusion then press gently with a flat spoon/muddler to release the flavours without bruising the mint. Add bitters and ice and stir until diluted. Pour into a rocks glass over ice and squeeze the lemon peel over the glass then garnish with mint.
Prefer a visual guide? Check out World Whisky Day's How-to video via the World Whisky Day YouTube channel.