National Whiskey Sour Day

At KOVAL, we’re big fans of cocktail lore. A rich history dresses up any cocktail and a whiskey sour is no different. It’s a simple cocktail but not all strokes of genius require complexity. Legend says that the whiskey sour has its roots in piracy. Some say an alcoholic fix for scurvy. Eventually the concept hopped from ship to shore and in 1862, a half a century later, author Jerry Thomas documented the recipe in The Bartender’s Guide.

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The Smoky Martini.

A classic, dry martini that’s making a comeback. This simple, two-ingredient drink is as sophisticated as it sounds. Botanical notes from our gin fuse well with Ardberg’s deep-bodied scotch. With no other ingredients necessary, an orange peel for garnish ties it all together.

Watch to spend the evening at the Tokyo Whisky Library with a KOVAL Smoky Martini. Be adventurous, be refined.

 

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The Prince Park Tower's Yukiko Watanabe mixes up a KOVAL Dry Gin cocktail inspired by the transition from summer to fall in Japan. The beautifully knotted lime peel is a symbol for the bridge connecting American-made spirits and Japanese ingredients.   

 

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This year, Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) will begin the evening of October 2nd, and end the evening of October 4th. There are a number of symbolic foods associated with the holiday, a few of which are incorporated in this inspired cocktail. Apples dipped in honey are a common delicacy at traditional Rosh Hashanah celebrations, signifying wishes for a sweet new year. Our creation, the Shofar So Good, is just one more sweet way to celebrate!

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