Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gastronomista x Classic Specs Collaboration

As the most loyal of Gastronomista readers know, I find inspiration for my drinks pretty much anywhere....but sometimes I get a challenge!  Last month, Classic Specs reached out to me to create two cocktails inspired by their glasses frame colors Whisky Crystal and Dark & Stormy.

I shared with them a few of my favorite recipes (with a creative spin, of course), and you can find the recipes over on their website.  The first cocktail inspired by the name Whisky Crystal is The Toronto, a whisky cocktail that has a wonderfully minty note thanks to the Fernet.

The second cocktail was inspired by the frame color Dark & Stormy, but creating a traditional Dark and Stormy cocktail would have been too easy.  I love the fade from grey to clear in these frames, and wanted to create a Negroni variation that also fades from grey to clear.

Head over to Classic Specs for the recipes, and pick up a pair of frames while you're at it.  I recently picked out the Nova frames - and I'm beyond in love with them.  For $89, what's not to love?

Get the recipes here>> 

The Whisky Crystal Toronto

The Stormy Negroni

All photos by Classic Specs

Want to know more about Canadian Whisky, the go-to whiskey for the Toronto Cocktail?

Check out Davin de Kergommeaux's essential book about Canadian Whisky, The Portable Expert.

Styling Notes
Tumblers & Coupes - Parched Penguin
Gold Japanese Jigger - Parched Penguin
Gold Cocktail Spoon - Parched Penguin
Gold Baron Strainer - Parched Penguin
Mixing Glass - Bull in China

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