In celebration of World Whisky Day, Crate and Barrel and Malt Manila with Diageo, recently treated guests to an exclusive master class featuring globally renowned mixologist Enzo Lim, at Crate&Barrel Makati.
World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life Blair Bowman founded it in 2012 at the University of Aberdeen. It is all having fun with whisky, making it enjoyable to drink, but at the same time cautioning everyone to drink whisky responsibly.
Whisky, after all, is one of the most iconic drinks of true lovers of alcohol and is the foundation of some of the most wonderful drinks known to man. And World Whisky Day, celebrated in May, is a great opportunity to expand one’s palette, and share one’s experiences with friends.
Musician turned master mixologist, Lim, is the perfect person to stir things up in the celebrations. The co-owner of Maharlika Filipino Moderno and Jeepney Filipino Gastropub in New York, he made his countrymen proud when his special cocktail won the People’s Choice Award during the 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington DC in 2016.
And guests were in fine spirits as he shared with them tips on how to entertain with whisky cocktails in the comfort of their homes.
Lim whipped up four summer themed cocktails, all using whisky as the base. These included the Big Breakfast Sour—a mixture of bacon-washed Bulleitt bourbon, pandan-honey syrup and orange shrub; and the Banana Bulleitt—Bulleitt bourbon, banana, ginger sweet and sour, and club soda.
For Doña Sol, he mixed masterfully Johnnie Walker Black, Cinzano Rosso, jugo de naranja and Manille liquier de Dalandan; while summer cocktail Standing on a Beach included sea salt with Johnnie Walker Black with Lagavulin 16, pandan-honey syrup, and herb vinegar.
All cocktails were prepared using Crate&Barrel bar essentials - cocktail mixing glasses, jiggers, shakers, and bar spoons with muddlers. These were delightfully served in Crate and Barrel glasses – from highballs to double old-fashioned to sparkling wine glasses.
Entertain like a pro and shake up these cocktails in the comfort of your own home with the help of Crate and Barrel’s bar essentials and drinkware.
Crate and Barrel is located in SM Aura Premier, SM Makati and SM Megamall.
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