Is it a beer or a cocktail?
If you appreciate whiskey and beer, this cocktail is for you!
Recently Jameson head distiller and the head brewer of Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery decided to age a modern Irish whiskey in stout beer-seasoned whiskey casks with amazing notes of chocolate, coffee and butterscotch.
Inspired by this innovation, Sarah Kraus from the always creative bar team at Kester Thomas created “Sinemetu Fizz”, a cocktail based on Jameson Caskmates stout whiskey and a wheat beer reduction – the perfect combination of distilled and brewed grains.
All the ingrients are dry shaken and subsequently given a long hard shake with. Strained into a small beer glass (or cognac glass) and topped with a little soda water to make the drink fizz. Garnished with chocolate powder in the form of a Jameson logo made with a special Jameson Strainer that Kester Thomas owner Erwan Le Bonniec acquired on a trip to Ireland.
This is a quite light cocktail to drink – almost like a beer but with some extra flavor power packed into it thanks to the whiskey and its funky cask maturation. The chocolate aromas of the whisky and the garnish stays with you through the entire drink.
Know that feeling when you don’t know whether to go for a beer or a drink? Kester Thomas just solved that dilemma for you!
Santa himself loves it, as you can see below 😉 Merry Christmas!
Also check out Kester Thomas’ other Christmassy concoction with its own little video tale: The Christmas Sour .