Warm winter whisky cocktails are the perfect way to keep your spirits burning all winter long!
We just stocked up our cellar with some amazing new Glenmorangie drams so we figured we should let you guys in on the secret, but don't tell everyone, stocks wont last long!
Here are 3 Glenmorangie recipes that will have you feeling cozy and contentment for the rest of these winter months ahead:
1. Fireside Mule
Kind of like a mix between a mule and a hot toddy the Fireside Mule is a winter essential in the Secret Bottle book. Perfect for enjoying at home or on a night out. The blend of citrus from the Glenmorangie Original mixes perfectly with the lime juice whilst the smooth orange honey notes are a perfect companion to the warm spice of the ginger beer and apple juice.
10s across the board with the Secret Bottle team on this one!
- 50mL Glenmorangie Original
- 125mL ginger beer
- 25mL lime juice
- 25 mL apple juice
- Pinch of sugar to taste
- Dash of bitters
- Garnish with candied ginger and apple slices
Pour all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer on a low heat. Don't allow to boil and stir slowly. Pour ingredients into glassware (we recommend a glass mug), top with garnish and enjoy slowly.
2. The Mulled Morangie
Mulled wine is a popular winter drink that can be made with a variety of wines, but this Mulled Morangie is special. The honeycomb and cinnamon from the Lasanta wine perfectly blends with the red wine and spices to create a perfect mulled wine to enjoy in the warmth of your home.
There are many different ways to make mulled wine, but this version is very simple with little prep and little effort with big rewards - just how we like it at Secret Bottle!
- 30mL Glenmorangie Lasanta
- 100mL red wine*
- 50mL pressed apple juice
- Mulling spices - cinnamon stick, cloves, anise, vanilla.
- 1 dessert spoon Demerara Sugar (adjust to taste) brown sugar also works
- Garnish with 1 sliced wheel of orange halved
*alternatively buy a pre made bottle of mulled wine from your supermarket.
Pour ingredients into a small saucer and bring to a simmer on low heat.
Avoid bringing to a boil. Pour into a heat proof cup or mug and enjoy.
3. Ginger Lemon Hot Toddy
Not only does the combination of sweet and spicy flavors make this drink a perfect way to warm up on a cold day but the ginger syrup will also scare away any winter flu you might be experiencing.
The orange and peppermint notes of the Quinta Ruban 14 Year Old is front and centre with this cocktail and pairs perfectly with the citrus and spice of the lemon and ginger. Perfect for a winter afternoon picnic in the park or a sneaky takeaway cup on your afternoon walk with the pooch.
- 30mL Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Years Old
- 10mL ginger syrup
- 10mL honey
- 10mL lemon juice
- 3 dashes aromatic bitters
- 125mL apple juice
First heat the apple juice gently. As it warms through (don’t let it boil), bring everything else together in a glass mug and stir to dissolve the honey, top the glass up with your apple juice. Garnish with apple slices & a cinnamon stick.
So there you have it, 3 amazing Glenmorangie based cocktails that'll be sure to perk you up and give you the extra oomph to get through the colder months. If you need more inspiration & haven't already seen our other whisky cocktails check them out below.
BONUS COCKTAIL. Ginger Lemon Mule
I know we said 3 Glenmorangie cocktails but we didn't want to leave out Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or!
Described as the memory of entering a pastry shop for the first time Nectar D'Or is irresistibly decadent. The Ginger Lemon Mule is a sweet and spicy, back to basics classic, that'll suit a winter night pre game or elevated cocktail for Friday night footy.
- 50mL Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or
- 20mL lemon juice
- 20mL ginger syrup
- 2 dashes aromatic bitters
- Soda water, to taste
- Garnish with fresh mint & a lemon wheel
Take a highball glass and pour in your whisky, lemon juice, bitters and ginger syrup. Add your mint leaves, then top with crushed ice, until the glass is two-thirds full. Stir for 15 seconds add more ice to brim of glass and top with your soda. Garnish with extra mint and your lemon wheel.