sushi or sashimi
Fruity, sweet, and citrusy
- Sweetened Maraschino Cherry Juice 0.75 cl
- Chivas Scotch Whisky 3 cl
- Vanilla Liqueur 1/2 -
Any Glass of your Choice
Soho is a popular Scotch cocktail containing a combinations of Sweetened Maraschino Cherry Juice,Chivas Scotch Whisky,Vanilla Liqueur .Served using Any Glass of your Choice
Sweetened Maraschino Cherry Juice,Chivas Scotch Whisky,Vanilla Liqueur,
Tear 6 fresh mint leaves and add with ice to a Boston glass. Pour remaining ingredients over. Stir for 20 seconds and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a whole mint leaf. (Cocktail created by: Lisa Niklasson, Sweden)
Sweetened Maraschino Cherry Juice
Maraschino Cherries are preserved, sweetened cherry, typically light coloured cherries like Royal Ann, Rainier and Gold varieties are used. Maraschino Cherries are used in many cocktails and Tequila Sunrise and Queen Mary are too bright examples.
The name Maraschino originates from the marasca cherry of the Dalmatian region, Maraschino Liqueur is made from it, and the marasca cherries that were macerated to create the pre-distillation liquor, were pickled and preserved for use, the steeping in spirit helped in the preservation, and since the production of these cherries and their alcohol pickle was scarce, the Maraschino Cherry, as they were known in Croatia because of it's origin in the Maraschino Liqueur making process, became a delicacy of the royalty and the wealthy across Europe.
Due to scarcity of the Marasca Cherry the Maraschino pickled cherry soon no more just Marasca cherries, other cherries were preserved in the same method and were sold as "Maraschino Cherry".
In USA, in 1912, the USDA defined Maraschino Cherries as Marasca cherries preserved in Maraschino Liqueur, but since Prohibition from 1920, alcohol preserved cherries fell out of preference and regulations prevented cherries from being pickled in alcohol too, and different brining methods were invented that produced pickled cherries that were far from the Maraschino Cherry that they claimed to be.
Most modern versions of Maraschino Cherries have little or no alcohol, and since post prohibition, under the pressure from the non-alcoholic preserved cherry industry, the FDA redefined Maraschino Cherries as "cherries which have been dyed red, impregnated with sugar, and packed in a sugar syrup flavored with oil of bitter almonds or a similar flavor" since 1940.
Chivas Scotch Whisky
Scotch Whisky or simply Scotch is one of the most famous traditional whisky, the other being Irish Whiskey, Canadian Whisky, American Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey, Japanese Whisky and Australian Whisky.
Just like in Ireland ( Uisce Beatha ), the Scottish word for Whisky is a derivative of the Scottish Gaelic word Uisge Beatha, meaning the Water of Life.
Scotch Whiskey is a Geographically Identified Product and there are regulations that has to be met for a Whisky to be labeled a Scotch Whisky.
Traditionally Scotch Whisky is made from malted barley, but there had been deviation and variations too. A distinctive characteristic of a Scotch Whisky is drying of the malted barley over a peat fire, that attributes a smoky aroma to the Whisky. post distillation, maturation or aging is done in oak barrels previously used for bourbon whiskey, Sherry, Wine, Fortified Wine, Rum and other Spirits. This Aging process that spans years is the largest contributing factor that impact the flavour of the Whisky.
To be labeled a Scotch, a Whisky has to be pass several guidelines and production standards designed by the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009.
- 1. Comprises a minimum alcoholic strength by volume of 40% (80 US proof)
- 2. Contains no added substances, other than water and plain (E150A) caramel colouring
- 3. Is produced at a distillery in Scotland from water and malted barley (to which only whole grains of other cereals may be added) all of which have been:
- 3.1 Converted at that distillery to a fermentable substrate only by endogenous enzyme systems
- 3.2 Distilled at an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 94.8% (190 US proof)
- 3.3 Fermented at that distillery only by adding yeast
- 3.4 Processed at that distillery into a mash
- 4. Is wholly matured in an excise warehouse in Scotland in oak casks of a capacity not exceeding 700 litres (185 US gal; 154 imp gal) for at least three years
- 5. Retains the colour, aroma, and taste of the raw materials used in, and the method of, its production and maturation
There are two basic types of Scotch Whisky, blended Scotch are created by master blenders from these two types.
1. Single Grain Scotch is a Scotch whisky distilled in a single distillery and in addition to water and malted barley, may have whole grains of other malted or un-malted grains. Note that single here refers to Single Distillery origin, not a Single grain.
2. Single Malt Scotch is a Scotch distilled in a single distillery like a Single Grain, but it must not use anything but Malted Barley.
Out of these, are derived Blended Grain Scotch Whisky and Blended Malt Scotch Whisky with the obvious explanatory names, a Blended Grain Scotch is a blend of two or more Single Grain Scotch Whisky while a Blended Malt Scotch Whisky is a blend of two or more Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
While a Blended Scotch Whisky is a blend of one or more Single Malt Scotch Whiskies with one or more Single Grain Scotch Whiskies.
Vanilla Liqueur as the name suggests, is a combination of a spirit and vanilla flavourings. Different brands use different base spirits and the method of adding vanilla varies too, it could be created by distilling or macerating or infusion of extracts into a brandy or neutral spirit. Several reputed brands create Vanilla Liqueur from Cognac.
Choose the one that best suits your taste. Here is a list on eHow.
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