Celebuzz Cocktail Hour: Toast with Virginia Black Whiskey

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Grammy-award winning and platinum-selling recording artist, Drake, in collaboration with Brent Hocking, founder and creator of the original DeLeón Tequila, have released Virginia Black Decadent American Whiskey.

Rich. Decadent. Smooth. A personally selected collection of two, three and four-year old Bourbon Whiskey focused on a high-rye content and finished with a decadent profile. Virginia Black is mellowed to 40% alcohol-by- volume (80 Proof) to showcase the true essence of Bourbon.

Virginia Black Whiskey

This week we are featuring two distinctive cocktails featuring Virginia Black Whiskey that are bound to become party favorites.

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

Ingredients:
2 oz. Virginia Black Whiskey
0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Honey Syrup*
Grapefruit Peel

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients into shaker tin with ice. Shake well and strain over new ice into double rocks glass.
Glassware
Double rocks glass.
Garnish
Grapefruit twist.
***Honey syrup is diluted with water. Equal parts. 1:1

The Harlot Saint

The Harlot Saint

Ingredients:
2 oz Virginia Black Whiskey
3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Black Pepper Syrup*
3 – 4 Fresh Italian Basil Leaves

Preparation:
Combine 3-4 basil leaves and 0.75 oz fresh lime juice into shaker tin. Lightly press basil into fresh lime juice with a muddler. Do not muddle. Add 2 oz Virginia Black Whiskey and 0.5 oz black pepper syrup into shaker tin. Shake with ice and double strain over fresh ice into rocks glass.
Glassware: Rocks Glass
Garnish: 3 Whole Black Peppercorns
*Black Pepper Simple Syrup Preparation: Classic Simple Syrup (1 part water: 1 part sugar) with 2 oz. of fresh cracked black pepper added and simmered on low heat for an hour and a half. Fine strain out the pepper before bottling.

A bottle of Virginia Black retails for $34.99. Click here to find out where you can pick up a bottle.

Please remember to drink responsibly, and do not drink and drive!