The Argentine Old-Fashioned Cocktail
Step into the world of Argentine culture and savour the refined charm of the Argentine Old-Fashioned. This exquisite drink embraces tradition while delighting your senses with a harmonious blend of flavours.
- 60 ml (2 oz) of Argentine whiskey or bourbon
- 1 sugar cube or ½ teaspoon of sugar
- 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
- Orange peel
- Ice cubes
- Start with the Glass: Place a sugar cube in an Old-Fashioned glass or rocks glass. Add a few dashes of Angostura bitters onto the sugar cube.
- Mash and Mix: Muddle the sugar and bitters together, gently pressing to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the Spirit: Pour whiskey or bourbon over the sugar and bitters mixture. Stir well to combine and dissolve any remaining sugar.
- Chill and Finish: Add ice cubes to the glass and stir again, allowing the drink to chill and dilute slightly. Twist an orange peel over the drink to express the oils, then garnish with the peel.
The Argentine Old-Fashioned is more than just a cocktail; it is an immersive journey for your senses. Take your time to savour each sip, as the flavours gracefully glide across your palate. The velvety whiskey, complemented by the aromatic bitters and the citrusy nuances of orange peel, create a harmonious fusion that unfolds with every sip. Whether shared among friends during the holidays or cherished as a moment of personal indulgence, let every sip transport you to the heart of Argentina's rich heritage and refined elegance.
Feel free to experiment with different whiskey or bourbon brands to find the perfect match for your palate.
The Festive Clericot Mocktail
To infuse your holiday season with the vibrant and lively flavors of the Clericot Mocktail, gather an array of festive fruits. Ripe oranges, crisp apples, succulent strawberries, and juicy peaches will dance together in your glass, embodying the essence of both Christmas and Argentinian celebrations.
- An array of fruits (Ripe oranges, crisp apples, succulent strawberries, and juicy peaches)
- Sparkling Soda/Juice
- Fresh Mint/Basil
- Start with the fruits: Cut the oranges, apples, strawberries, and peaches into small, even cubes.
- Mix in the Pitcher: Put together the diced fruits in a spacious pitcher, allowing their flavours to blend together.
- Introduce the Sparkle: Pour your preferred sparkling soda or juice over the fruits, creating a delightful fizzy sensation.
- Garnish with Yuletide Elegance: Complete the preparation by adding a handful of fresh mint or basil leaves, infusing a delightful aroma.
Indulge in the delightful blend of holiday cheer and Argentinian heritage with each sip of your homemade Christmas Clericot. This festive drink goes beyond quenching your thirst; it allows you to savour the true essence of Christmas and embrace the timeless traditions that unite people across different cultures.
With every sip, toast to the season's delights, where flavours intertwine, and each gulp tells the story of cherished moments and merry celebrations. Raise a glass to the magic of Christmas and the heartwarming traditions that connect us all.
Cheers to festive traditions, one sip at a time!