Start it with a smash – our 2016 signature cocktail

Steve Cooney, Whisky Ambassador for Tigerlily in Edinburgh walks us through our 2016 signature cocktail ‘Start it with a smash’. For this simple and refreshing whisky cocktail, you’ll need:

  • 45ml Caol Ila 12
  • 12.5ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 6 basil leaves
  • Crushed hazelnuts

Pour the whisky and Frangelico into a cocktail shaker. Add the fresh lemon juice, sugar syrup and basil leaves. Fill the shaker with ice and shake for approximately five seconds. Strain into a glass over cubed ice and top with crushed ice. Finish off with a basil leaf and a sprinkling of crushed hazelnuts.

We’d invite participants around the world to give it a try and let us know how you like it! If you’re feeling inspired, we’d also love to see videos of your World Whisky Day cocktail ideas so be sure and use the #WorldWhiskyDay tag when uploading.