Strawberries and Cream Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

Strawberries and Cream Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

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Fruit and ice cream are your jam. Whiskey is also your jam. It’s time they had a baby: your after-dinner aperitif to stimulate the date night appetite.

Or maybe you just need to treat yourself to a relaxing evening away from all the unending immediacy. Both are quite acceptable. And highly encouraged.

In case you’re not fully bought in, mentally picture yourself taking a slow, careful bite of each of the following and reassess. Perfectly ripe berries covered with freshly whipped cream. Gooey, syrupy compote generously enveloping a slender piece of creamy cheesecake. Bright red strawberries dipped into a white chocolate fondue. Fruit & sugar cooked until sweet & saucy, drizzled over homemade custard. The salivating tells me you’re in.

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The blend.  

Bourbon is the oaky, caramelly sweetness your cocktail needs for depth of flavor that compliments without overpowering.

The richness and fat of the cream are cut by the acidity of the strawberries, but balanced by the dusting of granulated sugar.

You have two delectable options at this point. Simply puree the strawberries + sugar in a blender for the freshness of a daiquiri. Or cook them down to a viscous, pourable sauce for the gooeyness of a warm pie filling. Choose your sweet seduction.


A sweet & creamy cocktail for the occasion.


AuthorAustin A.DifficultyBeginner

Craft a mixologist-level strawberry & cream bourbon whiskey cocktail recipe with compote from fresh strawberries. Happy hour aperitif or after dinner drink for date night, all the friends or for some well-deserved alone time.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

Tasty ingredients
 1.5 oz Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.
 1 oz cream.
 5 whole strawberries.
 1.5 tsp granulated sugar.
 Massive ice cube or ice sphere.
Accessories
 Glass bowl – to microwave the strawberries.
 (Optional) blender.
 (Optional) cocktail shaker.

Directions & such
1

No cocktail shaker necessary! The stacked layers of amber, white and red are part of the presentation.

Microwave 5 halved strawberries covered in sugar for 1 minute in your microwave-safe glass bowl. Stop, mash with a fork and stir. Continue this process until the berries have softened enough to become a sauce (2 minutes minimum). Set aside until cool. After cooled, place in the freezer for 5-20 minutes for a very cold drink or mix at room temperature to save time.

2

If you opt to blend the strawberries (and not cook them) for a daiquiri-like freshness, add the sugar and 5 strawberries to the blender and mix.

3

Place your huge ice sphere or cube into your whiskey glass. Or leave it out for clear visual layers.

4

Pour 1.5 ounces of bourbon into your glass, directly over the ice.

5

Carefully pour the 1 ounce of cream over the ice, allowing the bourbon and cream to remain separate.

6

Remove the whole strawberry fragments from the sauce with a fork. Eat or set aside as a treat for later. Slowly pour or spoon the cooked (or blended) strawberries into the glass. For a more homogenous mouthfeel, filter the strawberry compote through a sieve or use your cocktail shaker.

7

Garnish with a thin strawberry slice. Enjoy!

Alternative: place all ingredients (not ice) in your cocktail shaker, thoroughly muddle and shake, and pour the mixture through the cocktail filter over a piece of ice into the whiskey glass.

Ingredients

Tasty ingredients
 1.5 oz Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.
 1 oz cream.
 5 whole strawberries.
 1.5 tsp granulated sugar.
 Massive ice cube or ice sphere.
Accessories
 Glass bowl – to microwave the strawberries.
 (Optional) blender.
 (Optional) cocktail shaker.

Directions

Directions & such
1

No cocktail shaker necessary! The stacked layers of amber, white and red are part of the presentation.

Microwave 5 halved strawberries covered in sugar for 1 minute in your microwave-safe glass bowl. Stop, mash with a fork and stir. Continue this process until the berries have softened enough to become a sauce (2 minutes minimum). Set aside until cool. After cooled, place in the freezer for 5-20 minutes for a very cold drink or mix at room temperature to save time.

2

If you opt to blend the strawberries (and not cook them) for a daiquiri-like freshness, add the sugar and 5 strawberries to the blender and mix.

3

Place your huge ice sphere or cube into your whiskey glass. Or leave it out for clear visual layers.

4

Pour 1.5 ounces of bourbon into your glass, directly over the ice.

5

Carefully pour the 1 ounce of cream over the ice, allowing the bourbon and cream to remain separate.

6

Remove the whole strawberry fragments from the sauce with a fork. Eat or set aside as a treat for later. Slowly pour or spoon the cooked (or blended) strawberries into the glass. For a more homogenous mouthfeel, filter the strawberry compote through a sieve or use your cocktail shaker.

7

Garnish with a thin strawberry slice. Enjoy!

Alternative: place all ingredients (not ice) in your cocktail shaker, thoroughly muddle and shake, and pour the mixture through the cocktail filter over a piece of ice into the whiskey glass.

Strawberries and Cream Whiskey Cocktail Recipe


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