Whiskey drinking is on the rise in Maine and across the entire planet. It is has beaten vodka for the first time in years as the most valuable drink in the world. And consumption is growing among women.
Eat Drink Lucky noticed the trend and declared January whiskey month.
Andrew Volk is the bartender at Portland's Hunt & Alpine Club. He shares some recipes that use a bit of the brown stuff.
Hunt & Alpine Whiskey Cocktails
House Old Fashioned.
Made with bonded bourbon ("bonded" is whiskey must be produced in the same distilling season by the same distiller at the same distillery).
Scotch and sloe gin.
Visually reads beautifully, deep pink and in a martini glass. Refreshing and one of Andrew's favorite scotch cocktails.
Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and Aperol (which is similar to Campari)
Original to Hunt & Alpine, created by Andrew
It's a mix of a negroni and a manhattan