Celebuzz Cocktail Hour: Toast with Virginia Black Whiskey
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.
This week we are featuring two distinctive cocktails featuring Virginia Black Whiskey that are bound to become party favorites.
A Taste of Honey
2 oz. Virginia Black Whiskey
0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Honey Syrup*
Combine all ingredients into shaker tin with ice. Shake well and strain over new ice into double rocks glass.
Double rocks glass.
***Honey syrup is diluted with water. Equal parts. 1:1
The Harlot Saint
2 oz Virginia Black Whiskey
3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Black Pepper Syrup*
3 – 4 Fresh Italian Basil Leaves
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!