Many will consider bourbon as “what you mix with cola in a club”, which is pretty unfortunate seeing how the possibilities of a bottle of good American whiskey go so much further than just being a component to a housepour drink. Bourbon is the key ingredient in the creation of the Mint Julep cocktail, which is a mix of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed ice, and mint leaves. In fact, this simple yet sublime classic libation more commonly associated with the Kentucky Derby, was the inspiration for our All American mix.
We begin with Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky, which is easily identified from its trademark red wax seal (hand-dipped on every bottle, by the way) at the backbar of reputable watering holes in Singapore. The spirit from Loretto, Kentucky, brings a full-flavoured taste of subtle vanilla and caramel that shines through in a distinct, yet delicate way.
We took this bourbon base and added mint tea-infused apricot brandy to bring a good dose of summer-time iced tea sweetness before topping it off with a few dashes of Angostura Bitters for both aroma and flavour. What you end up with is a rather celebratory cocktail built to pair perfectly at personal occasions at home like having the family over for an impromptu barbeque one an early Sunday evening. Just because.
We strongly advise that this cocktail be enjoyed over crushed ice and with a touch of soda. From our own personal experience, every social endeavour with both friends and family is made so much better with a good sip or two of the All American. Especially with parents and relatives.
Order yours now here for only $89. Each serving serves up to 8 cocktails and the first 100 bottles comes with a limited edition hip flask. You’ll also be helping out the less fortunate with your purchase; $15 from each sales goes to The Food Bank Singapore.
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