If you know us, you know that we love the deliciously bitter and complex flavor that is Campari, the signature ingredient in the Negroni. It is a rather bitter and sweet concoction that brings smiles to some and grimaces to others, thanks to its somewhat acquired taste.
We wanted to make another cocktail that uses ice for more than just the utilitarian aspect (i.e. more than just chilling the drink), and we love introducing subtle flavors with an ice ball since it melts more slowly than regular ice shapes.
Some of our most favorite cocktails are the ones that your grandfather, or even your grandfather's grandfather may have enjoyed. The Jockey Club No. 2 is a revival of the original, from the 1930s (so we'll call this one "old school" since your grandfather or perhaps great grandfather may have enjoyed it).
Sometimes the best craft cocktails are new takes on old classics. Today, we take a spin on the classic Collins. We call it the Voiron Collins, named for the small town in France, from where Chartreuse is made.
So you're an expert at making the Old Fashioned thanks to our earlier post, but it's the holidays, so what about something a little more seasonal? We know you're probably thinking "wait a second, this sounds harder than a traditional Old Fashioned", but have no fear, we have your holiday back on this one.
While often made with gin, the gimlet is a classic cocktail known most for one key ingredient: Rose’s lime juice. By adding the Rose’s lime directly to the ice ball, you’ve not only dressed up the presentation of this great cocktail, but enhanced its enjoyment as well.
We are sometimes asked whether ice balls are good with other drinks, besides whiskey or whiskey drinks, the answer is YES! We use the Whiskey Ice Co. spherical ice ball maker for many different drinks, in fact, one of our favorites is a Gin Martini with a "Dirty" ice ball.