The art of mixology is a continuously evolving phenomenon, experts blending spirits and non-alcoholic mixers are constantly engaged in experimenting with different combinations and flavours to bring out something new and exciting. Mixology is a very dynamic subject complete with its own science and techniques for blending liquors with diverse fruity, creamy and citrusy elements. In terms of mixing drinks, the sky really is the limit, and this dynamic take on the cocktail made from premium Talisker Skye Scotch Whisky is really a phenomenal spin on some signature ingredients brought together to produce a delectable drink.
Skye Is The Limit is indeed a delicious maritime cocktail, perfect for introducing an island or beach-like feel into any party you host. With the bold flavours of single malt and the aromatic infusions of a quality aperitif, the cocktail is a smooth blend that creates an almost refreshing and rejuvenating sensation on your taste buds. Additions of a hint of sage and some citrusy notes from a lemon allow the cocktail an appropriate zest and depth imbuing it with a powerful flavour profile.
In a classic Skye Is The Limit concoction, treat yourself to a large swig of the Talisker single malt blended with a Lillet Blanc or a vermouth bianco, both excellent fortified and aromatic wines for a Scotch whisky cocktail. The traditional Lillet Blanc is a French aromatised wine made from a mix of white or red wine and orange liqueur which gives it a subtle citrusy, fruity and floral flavour. Honey-like notes are perceptible in the Lillet Blanc blend aged in oak barrels, with origins in Bordeaux.
You can swap the Lillet for vermouth bianco or white vermouth too, a pale yellowish wine with a sweet taste and herbal notes. This variant of vermouth is made using a combination of herbs and some spices, making it an excellent mixer that augments the smoky, bitter notes of the Talisker single malt.
When you mix this cocktail, adjust the proportions of white vermouth and single malt to suit your preferences, otherwise the drink might feel too bitter. Introduce the inviting, yet subtle aromas of sage into the drink by placing them into a shaker while mixing the drink. Add generous quantities of ice into this drink which would be quite the favourite during summers to ward off the heat and act as a soothing quencher against the warm and humid maritime climes.
If you are playing bartender at your next home hosting event, you might want to check out the recipe below to make a quick Skye Is The Limit cocktail:
Slap two sage leaves and place into a mixing glass or tumbler.
Fill the glass with ice cubes.
Add Talisker Skye and Lillet Blanc into the glass.
Stir the mixture thoroughly using a bar spoon until chilled.
Using a cocktail strainer, strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Place a sage leaf on top of the drink to garnish.