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3 Playful Johnnie Walker Blonde Recipes To Enjoy The Lighter Side Of Whisky

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Whisky is known for its timeless, traditional appeal. And as the narrative goes, the only ‘right’ way to enjoy it, is neat or over ice. Everything else does a disservice to the complexity of the flavours, so they say. These deep amber sips have become synonymous with sombre evenings and business meeting chic…but what if that’s not all it could be? Johnnie Walker Blonde Blended Scotch Whisky is here to shake things up and make you rethink everything you thought you knew about whisky. Crafted by Johnnie Walker, the no.1 Scotch Whisky, this delightful new interpretation is showing a new generation of whisky drinkers that blended scotch can still surprise you. 

It’s time to bring playfulness back into the mix when it comes to drinking whisky. No more stuffy standards to abide by, just the chance to let loose and make mixing whisky fun again. Bright and vibrant, Johnnie Walker Blonde is made from a select blend of wheat whiskies and single malts predominantly matured in first-fill American oak casks, it evokes subtle fruit flavours with a gentle vanilla finish. Whether you’re new to whisky or a seasoned drinker, it will offer an uplifting new experience, perfect for casual sipping on a sunny afternoon.  

Though it’s a fresh experience in the whisky world, it’s one backed by years of expertise. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible is part of the Johnnie Walker mission so when expert Whisky Maker George Harper and Master Blender Emma Walker journeyed towards Johnny Walker Blonde with years of experimentation and finessing, it was carefully curated to wow. 

Whisky purists may still be sceptical at the thought of anything more than whisky on the rocks, but the lighter notes of Johnnie Walker Blonder make it an ideal whisky for mixed drinks and cocktails. With a palate reminiscent of buttery popcorn or chewy caramels and a fruity citrus or apple finish, this is a whisky that begs to be playful. Paired with dazzling citrus notes or with sweeter sodas, there are many ways to enjoy the whisky, but it always tastes the best when shared with friends. 

When it comes to mixing drinks, sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to go. It allows the mixer to play its part in elevating the spirit and in turn gives the whisky room to breathe and show off its natural talents. When it comes to Johnnie Walker Blonde, its delectable notes of vanilla, apple, spices, and caramel leave room to experiment with sweeter mixers, citrus flavours or even just a touch of bitterness to amp up its inherent depth. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas, here are 3 ways you can pair your bottle of Johnnie Walker Blonde to bring out the brightness, and let your drink shine.

  1. Blonde And Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 30 ml Johnnie Walker Blonde
  • 100 ml Lemonade
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • Ice

Method:

  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Pour in your shot of Johnnie Walker Blonde and top off with lemonade.
  • Finish with an orange slice and sip away on your glass of citrus sunshine.
  1. Blonde And Cola

Ingredients:

  • 30 ml Johnnie Walker Blonde
  • 100 ml Cola
  • Lemon slice for garnish
  • Ice

Method: 

  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Pour in the Johnnie Walker Blonde and top off with cola.
  • Finish with a slice of lemon and enjoy a sweet and fizzy finish. 
  1. Blonde And Tonic

Ingredients:

  • 30 ml Johnnie Walker Blonde
  • 100 ml Tonic Water
  • Twist of orange peel for garnish
  • Ice

Method: 

  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Pour in the Johnnie Walker Blonde and top off with tonic water.
  • Finish with a twist of orange peel and enjoy the pure notes of Johnnie Walker Blonde.