Whisky Steak Cocktail
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Whisky Steak Cocktail
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.5 / 5
The drink was created to pay homage to the MacDonald Manchester Hotel & Spa chain’s Scottish heritage. The Scottish steak and Scotch whisky were the perfect choice for this. The ... more The drink was created to pay homage to the MacDonald Manchester Hotel & Spa chain’s Scottish heritage. The Scottish steak and Scotch whisky were the perfect choice for this. The combination of the two has created an unusual drink that guests will love. The salty flavour of the steak works beautifully with the sweetness of the whisky.
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Whiskey
Garnish
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Beef
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40% | 2.4 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Whisky Steak Cocktail is a daring yet delightful venture into the savory world of cocktails, blending the robust notes of whiskey with an intriguing pinch of pepper and a dash of rosemary syrup for a complex, herbaceous backdrop. The decision to marry the salty undertones of steak with the inherent sweetness of whiskey creates a sensory experience that leaves a memorable impression, making this cocktail a striking homage to Scottish heritage with a gastronomic twist.

Method
How to make a Whisky Steak Cocktail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice
Stir then strain into a tall shot glass
Garnish with a slice of beef sirloin and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the best type of whiskey to use for the Whisky Steak Cocktail?

For the Whisky Steak Cocktail, using a high-quality bourbon or a single malt Scotch can enhance the flavor complexity due to their rich profiles. Bourbon brings sweetness and warmth, complementing the rosemary syrup, while Scotch adds a smoky element that can pair well with the pepper.

FAQ

Can the Whisky Steak Cocktail be served in a glass other than a shot glass?

Yes, while the recipe specifies a shot glass, the Whisky Steak Cocktail can also be served in a small tumbler or rocks glass, especially if you prefer to sip it slowly. This might also allow more room for ice if you like your cocktail slightly diluted or chilled.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Whisky Steak Cocktail?

Creating a non-alcoholic version of the Whisky Steak Cocktail involves substituting whiskey with a non-alcoholic spirit or whiskey alternative that mimics the flavor profile of whiskey. You can still use the pepper and rosemary syrup for flavor. Non-alcoholic versions won't replicate the alcohol warmth but can still provide a similar taste experience.

FAQ

How does the addition of pepper influence the taste of the Whisky Steak Cocktail?

The addition of a pinch of pepper to the Whisky Steak Cocktail adds a unique layer of spiciness that contrasts with the sweetness of the rosemary syrup and the depth of the whiskey. It creates a complex flavor profile that's both warming and slightly savory, reminiscent of a steak dinner.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings work well with the Whisky Steak Cocktail?

Given its name and flavor profile, the Whisky Steak Cocktail pairs excellently with grilled or roasted meats, especially steak. The savory pepper and sweet rosemary syrup complement rich, umami flavors of meat dishes. It can also pair nicely with smoked cheeses or charcuterie for a lighter accompaniment.

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