Famous Grouse cocktails you can make at home

Last week at a star studded event Famous Grouse Whisky unveiled its new premium park.  The new park identifies with the aspirations of Kenyan Whiskey lovers. The new Famous Grouse premium pack features a new design label with a contemporary twist.The new bottle has a tall neck, a stepped heel, drip free pouring among other features which will make it start out as a brand.

New look Famous Grouse and Smoky Grouse which was formerly known as Black Grouse. Image courtesy of Famous Grouse.

New look Famous Grouse and Smoky Grouse which was formerly known as Black Grouse. Image courtesy of Famous Grouse.

Created in 1897 by Matthew Gloag whose signature is still printed on every bottle of The Famous Grouse sold today, the drink matures for a minimum of three years in oak casks in Scotland. The distinctions of the flavor come largely from the hand-crafted Spanish and American Oak casks in which the liquid rests and matures thereby contributing to the flavor of The Famous Grouse whiskey. The Famous Grouse is manufactured by UK based Edrington producing over 39 million bottles of The Famous Grouse every year. Its premium quality remains the same delivering 40% Alcohol Volume for both 750ml and 1 Litre packs.

Here are some cocktails to make at home.

Neat on the rocks

Ingredients:
1 shot The Famous Grouse
Large tumbler
Cubed ice

Method:
A measure of The Famous Grouse served in a large tumbler. Try over ice or with a dash of cool still water.

Famous Grouse with Soda

Ingredients:
1 shot The Famous Grouse
Highball glass
Cubed ice
Freshly squeezed wedge of lime
Soda Water

Method:

Fill a highball glass with ice, squeeze and drop in a lime wedge, pour in a measure of The Famous Grouse and top with soda water.

Famous Grouse with Apple

Ingredients:
1 shot The Famous Grouse
Highball glass
Cubed ice
Freshly squeezed wedges of lime
Sparkling apple juice

Method:
Fill glass with cubed ice, squeeze over the lime, add The Famous Grouse and top up with sparkling apple juice. Stir and serve.

The Ginger Grouse

Ingredients:
2 shots The Famous Grouse
Highball glass
Cubed ice
Freshly squeezed wedges of lime
Ginger Ale

Method:

Fill glass with cubed ice, squeeze over the lime, add The Famous Grouse and top up with ginger ale. Stir and serve.

Famous Grouse cocktails. Image from http://citylicious.net/the-famous-grouse-host-pop-up-bar/

Famous Grouse cocktails. Image from http://citylicious.net/the-famous-grouse-host-pop-up-bar/

Famous Pineapple

Ingredients:
2 shots The Famous Grouse
½ shot fresh lemon juice
1 shot pressed pineapple juice
Dash sugar syrup
6 torn mint leaves
Ginger Ale

Method:
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled highball glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple leaf.

The Famous Sunset

Ingredients:
1 shot The Famous Grouse
12 ml Mango Juice
Pineapple Juice
Dash of Grenadine

Method:
The Famous Sunrise can be made quickly and simply. Just fill a high ball glass with ice. Add The Famous Grouse, Sourz Mango and a dash of grenadine. Lengthen with the pineapple juice. Stir & serve with a wedge of lemon.

Grouse and Lemonade

Ingredients:
1 shot The Famous Grouse
Highball glass
1 Lime wedge
Lemonade

Method:
Fill a highball glass with ice and squeeze a lime wedge and drop into the glass. Top up with lemonade.

The Smoky Black Whisky Sour

Ingredients:
50ml The Smoky Black
25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
12.5ml sugar syrup
½ egg white (optional)
2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

Method:
Measure the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and add lots of ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 10-12 seconds, then strain into a chunky tumbler and garnish with a couple of dashes of Aromatic Bitters.

The Mrs. Jones

Ingredients:
Highball glass
25ml Smoky Black
Freshly pressed apple juice
A squeeze of fresh pink grapefruit
Ginger Ale
Cubed ice

Method:
To make the perfect Mrs Jones, Just add all ingredients except for the ginger ale into a cocktail shaker and muddle together using a muddling tool. Fill shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 12 seconds. Strain into a pre prepared glass, top with the ginger ale, garnish with fresh berries and a slice of lemon, and serve.

The Black Orchard

Ingredients:
1 shot The Black Grouse
2 shots pressed apple juice
Ginger Ale
1 wedge fresh lime

Method:
Fill a highball glass with ice, squeeze in a generous wedge of lime and drop into the glass. Add a measure of The Black Grouse, two measures of pressed apple juice and top up with ginger ale, stir and serve.

Cocktails recipes courtesy of Famous Grouse.

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