Compass Box Artist Blend and Glasgow Blend: summer cocktails to enjoy at home
Now that we can finally entertain at home, Compass Box are encouraging you to get creative and look at cocktails through the Compass Box lens. These two summer cocktails, with two whiskies from their core collection, are easy to create:
Compass Box Glasgow Blend Mamie Taylor
A lost classic Scotch whisky cocktail which is refreshing, simple and quick to make. A great thirst-quencher for warmer weather.
Ingredients: 50ml Compass Box Glasgow Blend | 10ml fresh lime juice | 100ml ginger beer.
Method: squeeze lime over an ice-filled Collins glass, add Compass Box Glasgow Blend and top with ginger beer. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge.
Compass Box Artist Blend Iceless Highball
This crisp, delicate and wonderfully simple serves brings out the fruity notes of Artist Blend and is perfect for a sunny afternoon.
Ingredients: freezer-chilled Highball glass (ideally thin-glass to keep the glass cooler for longer) | 60ml Compass Box Artist Blend (frozen overnight) | 190ml chilled Soda Water | Garnish with one thumb-sized piece of lemon peel (optional)
Method: Combine the whisky and soda in the chilled glass. Express the lemon peel over the drink, if you are using it and enjoy
These two versatile whiskies, loved by bartenders around the world, can take pride of place in home bars and are set to become the essential ingredient for home cocktail creation.
Compass Box Artist Blend has a vibrantly fruity, lush and creamy flavour profile which complements the artistic endeavour and creative flair that the city is famous for.
RRP: £37 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 43%, natural colour and non-chill filtered. Available from: compassboxwhisky.com
Compass Box Glasgow Blend has a high malt content and is an old-school peaty blended whisky which is full, bold and smoky on the palate. It unites the rich spice and fruitcake-like notes of Sherry cask ageing with the maritime punch of Islay malt whisky.
RRP: £37 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 43%, natural colour and non-chill filtered. Available from: thewhiskyexchange.com, compassboxwhisky.com