Ice is such an important part of any cocktail. Ice cubes can come in all different shapes and styles, all of which play a factor in a cocktail. A booze-forward cocktail like an Old Fashioned or Negroni needs a large cube so it keeps the cocktail chilled without over diluting it. A Swizzle cocktail needs crushed ice so it melts more quickly to become part of the cocktail.
There are endless options for ice and it all depends on the flavor experience you’re looking for. This is exactly why we love making flavored cubes to truly enhance a cocktail experience! In this blog post, we’re using our Cascara Vanilla Coffee Cubes to make two whiskey coffee inspired cocktails.
We were actually given a bottle of Nikka Coffy Whisky for a wedding present by our amazing web designers at Responival. I would be lying if I didn’t think it was a whisky made with coffee. I had already had these cocktails in the works so I thought it would be a perfect addition! I quickly learned that Coffey Whisky doesn’t have a drop of coffee in it. The Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky is Japanese grain whiskey that is processed in “Coffey” type column stills giving it a surprisingly rich texture.
For these recipes, you can opt for an authentic Japanese Coffey Whisky or simply use a quality whiskey that you love. Make some of these Cascara Vanilla Coffee Cubes and get creative with these two versions of classic cocktails.
An Old-Old Fashioned Recipe with a New-New Twist
A take on the old-old fashioned, this recipe is made simply with a quality whiskey, aromatic bitters, and the oils of a fresh lemon peel. We added the Cascara Vanilla Coffee Cube to add a touch of sweetness and a layer of bold cold brew. As the ice melts, this Old Old Fashioned becomes a velvety and rich whiskey cocktail!
- 2oz Nikka Coffey Whisky (or any high quality whiskey)
- 2 dashes of Aromatic bitters
- 1 Cascara Vanilla Super Coffee Cube
- Lemon Peel
A Boulevardier with a Coffee Kick
-Combine whisky, Campari, Bitter Orange Tonic, and Sweet Vermouth in a mixing glass with fresh ice
-Stir until chilled
-Strain into a glass over small Cascara Vanilla Coffee Cubes
-Garnish with an orange twist