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Whisky is for Lovers: A Symphony of Sweetness and Sour

In the world of cocktails, a truly special drink comes along that's more than just a blend of flavors – it's an expression of art. 'Whisky is for Lovers' is precisely that: a cocktail that captures the delicate balance between sweetness and acidity, depth and lightness, creating a concoction that's bound to steal hearts from the very first sip.



  • 2 oz Courage & Conviction Signature Malt Whisky: A foundation of finesse with rich honey and ginger undertones.
  • 0.75 oz Vanilla Simple Syrup: A sweet whisper that complements the whisky's warmth.
  • 0.5 oz Paw-Paw Vinegar: An exotic touch that ties to Virginia's own tropical flavors.
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice: The bright zestiness to lift the spirits.
  • Egg White: For a silky, luxurious texture that carries each note seamlessly.
  • Garnish: A twist of Lemon Oil for an aromatic flourish.



  • Stemmed Cocktail Glass


Serving Style:

  • Up, No Ice


Step-by-Step Creation:

  1. Combine Your Canvas: In a shaker tin, unite all the ingredients. This is where the chemistry begins – no ice just yet.
  2. Dry Shake to Emulsify: Engage in a dry shake to coax the egg white into creating a frothy base, marrying the liquid elements with the airy egg proteins.
  3. Ice Shake for Chill: Now introduce ice to the mix and shake again. This dance of cold ensures every ingredient reaches the perfect chilly harmony.
  4. Double Strain for Purity: With a double strain into your chosen cocktail glass, ensure a smooth pour devoid of ice shards or foam remnants.
  5. Garnish with Zest: Finish by expressing lemon oil over the cocktail, leaving an aromatic aura that entices with every sip. The peel has done its duty and may now rest.


Vanilla Simple Syrup (1:1):


  • 200 g White Granulated Sugar
  • 200 g Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Yield: ~ 1.5 cups


  • Gently heat water and sugar, stirring until the sugar dissolves completely. Cool the syrup and stir in vanilla extract for a fragrant touch.


Flavor Notes:

This cocktail's flavor profile is a serenade to the senses. The pawpaw's tropical essence accentuates the C&C whisky's banana notes, while vanilla sings alongside the whisky's honeyed, custardy, and gingery tones. This sunny sour's brightness and the whisky's apricot, banana, and orange notes make for a high-toned love affair on the palate. The vinegar adds just enough punch to highlight, not overshadow, the whisky's starring role.


The Love in the Craft:

Each sip of 'Whisky is for Lovers' is a testament to the delicate flavors and the craftsmanship of C&C Flagship Whisky. Whether shared with a special someone or savored in a quiet moment of self-indulgence, this cocktail is a celebration of love in all its forms.

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