Treat Your Dinner Guests to This Barrel-Aged Spiced Whiskey Cocktail
Get inspired by a bartender's fresh take on a classic.
Preparing a barrel-aged whiskey cocktail isn't as intimidating as it may sound and there's a lot of room for creativity. To get inspired, we asked Shae Minnillo, a bartender at Manolito in New Orleans, for a fresh take on a classic recipe. "I like the idea of somewhat seasonal baking spice flavors that are versatile enough for a party punch or tiki applications, as well as sipping neat, in a Hot Toddy, or as an Old Fashioned tweak. The end product will be versatile and enjoyable for so many applications."
Barrel-Aged Spiced Whiskey
- 1 bottle Irish Whiskey
- ½ teaspoon Allspice
- ½ teaspoon Clove
- 6 sticks Cinnamon
- 4 Star Anise Pods
- 4 Ripe Bananas
- 2 bags Early Grey Tea
Mix all ingredients together in one large jar and let sit for two days.
Strain liquid into a two-liter oak barrel and age for three weeks.
Recipe provided by Shae Minnillo