Fancy Whisky
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Fancy Whisky
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A very old cocktail, from the time when cocktails were originally invented. The "Fancy…" was a type of type of cocktail where you mixed the base spirit with sweetener and ... more A very old cocktail, from the time when cocktails were originally invented. The "Fancy…" was a type of type of cocktail where you mixed the base spirit with sweetener and bitters.
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Base ingredient
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Bourbon
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Lemon
Alcohol content
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40% | 2.4 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Fancy Whisky

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all ingredients with ice, before straining into a chilled glass that has been rimmed with a lemon peel
Garnish by putting the lemon peel into the glass, and serve
~ Since this is a whisky-dominated drink, I recommend using a nicer or more unique-tasting whisky. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly stir a Fancy Whisky cocktail to ensure it is cold and well-mixed?

To properly stir a Fancy Whisky, you'll need a mixing glass filled with ice. Add the sugar syrup, Angostura bitters, and bourbon to the glass. Use a long bar spoon to stir the mixture gently but quickly in a circular motion for about 30 seconds. This technique chills the drink and dilutes it slightly, ensuring a well-mixed, cold cocktail. Strain it into a chilled whisky glass to serve.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

If I don't have bourbon, what is a good substitute for making a Fancy Whisky?

If you're out of bourbon, a good substitute for making a Fancy Whisky would be rye whiskey. Rye whiskey will provide a slightly spicier flavor profile compared to the sweet and full body of bourbon, but it maintains the spirit-forward character essential for the cocktail. This substitution will slightly alter the taste but still deliver a delightful experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Fancy Whisky?

The best way to serve a Fancy Whisky is in a chilled whisky glass. You may also consider adding a large ice cube or sphere to the glass after stirring the cocktail if you prefer it extra cold without too much dilution. The large ice surface area melts slower, maintaining the cocktail's strength and chill longer. This serving method enhances the drink's elegance and enjoyment.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Fancy Whisky compare to a standard beer or wine?

A Fancy Whisky has an alcohol content of about 40%, which is significantly higher than both standard beer and wine. A typical beer has an alcohol content of around 4%-6%, and wine ranges from about 12%-15%. This makes the Fancy Whisky much stronger, meaning it should be consumed in smaller quantities to moderate alcohol intake.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What foods pair well with a Fancy Whisky cocktail?

The Fancy Whisky, with its balance of sweetness, bitterness, and the rich flavors of bourbon, pairs particularly well with hearty, richly flavored foods. Consider serving it with smoked meats, barbecue, dark chocolate desserts, or sharp cheeses. These pairings will complement the cocktail's flavors and enhance the overall tasting experience.

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