Johnnie Walker Mixes Cocktails
By Lauren M. Murphy
Johnnie Walker, the world’s best-selling whisky, also happens to make some delicious cocktails. Known for its colorful portfolio of labels, the spirit shares some of its concoctions here—from a classic Rob Roy to a wasabi and green tea-spiked Green Label Sky. Pick your color and get mixing.
Red Label: Blood and Sand
½ oz. Johnnie Walker Red Label
1 tbsp. orange juice
½ oz. sweet vermouth
½ oz. fresh cherry syrup
Orange peel for garnish
Add the Johnnie Walker, orange juice, vermouth and cherry syrup to a shaker filled with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel.
Black Label: The Perfect Rob Roy
2 oz. Johnnie Walker Black Label
¾ oz. sweet, dry vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
Lemon twist for garnish
Add the Johnnie Walker, vermouth and bitters to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until cold and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Green Label Sky
1.5 oz. Johnnie Walker Green Label
.25 oz. wasabi paste
Garnish with 2 cherries
Add the Johnnie Walker, wasabi paste, cherry juice and green tea to a shaker filled with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with cherries.
Gold Label Frost
1 oz. Johnnie Walker Gold Label
5 oz. Apple cider
Dash apple bitters
Lemon peel for garnish
Add the Johnnie Walker, apple cider and apple bitters to a Collins glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with a lemon peel.
Drink alone, on the rocks or neat.
Cover shoot: September 2014 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.