If you are looking for a fruity whiskey cocktail then try this Irish Forbidden fruit cocktail with Irish whiskey, and Aperol garnished with apple.
Whiskey’s has reputation of drinking as such most time. However, whiskey cocktails are delicious and great for those who do not want to enjoy whiskey alone in their happy hour.
What is Whiskey cocktail ?
If you are a fan of cocktails, you will love these whiskey cocktail. You can make cocktail with any classic whiskeys.
Bourbon, Irish Whiskey, Rye Whiskey cocktails.
Rye whiskey cocktail with fresh orange juice
You can also make whiskey cocktail with ginger ale or ginger beer, vermouth, soda water, Coca-Cola, amaro, citrus and Aperol.
Irish Whiskey Vs Bourbon or Scotch
Bourbon is sweeter and denser and Irish whiskey which is less smokey and smooth with fruity tones.
Typically, bourbon claims strong flavors of oak, caramel, marshmallow, and vanilla. Whiskey, however, has a taste that is warm, spicy, sweet, caramelly, or toasty in flavor.
Irish whiskey uses barley malt with the occasional cereal grains blended in (depending on the type), however, bourbon mash typically contains at least fifty-one percent corn.
Scotch whisky differ from Irish whiskey in the distillation process. While both spirits are distilled liquors, Scotch is distilled twice compared to Irish whiskeys thrice distillation. This extra distillation gives Irish whiskey a smoother finish.
How to make this Irish Forbidden Fruit cocktail ?
You need the following ingredients to make this Irish Forbidden Fruit Cocktail
- Irish Whiskey: You can use your favorite one I used Writers’ Tears Double Oak Irish Whiskey.
- Aperol: It is light, citrusy, and refreshing with a subtle orange flavor.
- Orange bitters: Make sure to use your favorite ones. I like Angostura bitters.
- Ice cubes
- Apples for garnish
See recipe card for quantities.
Instructions to make this Cocktail
Add ice cubes in a high ball glass
Add Irish whiskey
Then add Aperol
Then add dash of orange bitters
Mix well and then strain it into coupe glass.
Check recipe card for extract measurements
Difference between shaken or mixed cocktail?
Here is the rule of thumb, if the final drink is clear ( such as with pure spirit, with little sugar), then stir. If it is cloudy (contains ingredients like juices, egg, honey, or cream), then shake.
If you are going for a shaken cocktail, then its good shake should last about 10 to 20 seconds. Also, it depends on the type of ice you are using. If you use big and hard cubes, then shake longer to ensure the desired dilution happens. With small cubes, you need to shake quicker to avoid excessive watering of the cocktails.
Finally, opening a shaker can be tricky. Hold the larger piece of the tin in your weak hand. With your dominant hand, smack the heel of your palm against the line where the top and main piece meet. This should loosen it for twist-off. Never hit your shakers against a countertop—this will cause damage or even breakage.
If you are going for double straining shaken cocktail for final light and fluffy texture and removes ice chips that might have broken off while shaking.
How to serve this forbidden fruit cocktail
It will be nice garnish with few slices of apple.
You need a jigger, high ball glass, coupe glass to make this cocktail.
Irish Forbidden fruit cocktail
- 1.5 oz Writers’ Tears Double Oak whiskey
- 1 oz Aperol
- 1 dash orange bitters
- Ice cubes
- Apple Slices
- Add everything into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an apple slice.
I have received Writers’ Tears Double Oak Irish Whiskey. However all opinion are 100% mine0
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.