Saturday, December 4, 2010

Week 12: Cablegram at Nihon Whiskey Lounge

Yamazaki 12-year single malt, Stirrings Ginger Liqueur, bitters, fresh ginger and lemon
My friends and I have been planning on going to Nihon Whiskey Lounge for a long time.  We finally were able to coordinate our schedules and enjoy their vast cocktail and whiskey lists.  The Cablegram is a delicious cocktail, by far the favorite amongst the group that evening.  The amount of ginger from the Stirrings was just right and worked well with the Yamazaki.  I think a lot of people not familiar with whiskey often shy away from trying whiskey and whiskey-based cocktails because they are intimidated by the liquor.  The Cablegram is a perfect introduction for the weary because it highlights the flavors of whiskey while adding subtle sweetness and a smooth finish.

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