This drink was wholly inspired by aged whisky. When creating a new drink, the inspiration should come from something, and not just the random mixing of fruit juices, which is happening too much lately. Whisky can be intimidating to a new drinker, partially because they usually buy the cheapest stuff and secondly because the modern palate is geared towards sweet, sugary drinks. To over come some of these issues, this drink was created to ease people into whisky. This drink should not taste very sweet when properly made. In this cocktail the flavours of vanilla, cinnamon and caramel are amplified to make a smooth tasting, approachable drink.
Burnt Island Cocktail
Dark Caramel Syrup
One of the great things about mixology is the infinite number of ingredient to work with. One flavour that has been a favorite is caramel, or burnt sugar. This ingredient provides a number of benefits to any cocktail, including colour, mouth feel / texture and most importantly flavour! I have created a simple recipe that is great to use in cocktails.
This drink is basically a french Mojito. It uses cognac / brandy and ginger ale, instead of rum and soda. The drink is just as refreshing as a Mojito, but is a little more complex, so there are more flavours to think about and enjoy. When a Mojito doesn't suit your tastes, try a Centaur.
The Classic Cuban Mojito
The Mojito (pronounced: moe-hee-toe) is a classic Cuban cocktail most closely tied to Cuba's famous La Bodeguita del Medio bar. This drink is extremely refreshing and is a great cocktail to order on a hot summer day or when hitting the dance floor. The basic drink is remotely similar to limeade, but that's where the comparisons stop.
The Art of Drink
Cocktails have been a part of the culinary landscape for over 100 years. They have evolved from simple one or two part drinks, to flavorful master pieces. There are literally thousands of ingredients to mix, which makes it possible to suit anyone's palate. The cocktail is also a cultural icon. They make movie stars look sophisticated and normal people feel sophisticated.
On this site you will find original content and very useful resources for bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. Included on the site is a transcribed copy of Jerry Thomas' Bartender's Guide. The first bartender and cocktail guide.
The mixology section has tips, hint's and other helpful ideas for bartenders or anyone interested in creating a great cocktail. The tips range from the recipe for simple syrup to the chemistry of cocktail ingredients. The site also contains personal reviews of cocktails, spirit's and selected beers. Cheers!