A world of fine-spirits; Ape to Gentleman in partnership with thebar.com bring you inspiration for making great drinks with some of the world’s finest spirits from Smirnoff No.21, Gordon’s London Dry Gin, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and Johnnie Walker Red Label Whisky.

Whether it’s shaking or mixing, sharing with friends and family, experiencing memorable moments; spirits are incredibly versatile, so whatever the occasion, whoever you’re with, there’s a drink to match, and you’ll find it on thebar.com and Ape’s Three of The Best: Cocktails for Gentleman below.

Perfect Old Fashioned

The Perfect Old Fashioned is a version of one of the all-time classic cocktails but with Johnnie Walker Black Label for a smoky edge.

Ingredients: 50ml of Johnnie Walker® Black Label® Blended Scotch Whisky, 1 dash of Angostura Bitters, 1 cube of Sugar, 1 piece of Cherry and 1 slice of Orange.

Equipment: 1 x Short Glass, 1 x Muddler, 1 x Jigger, 1 x Ice, 1 x Stirrer, 1 x Knife and 1 x Chopping Board.

How to make:

  1. Place a sugar cube in a glass and add a dash of angostura bitters.
  2. Muddle until dissolved.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. Pour in Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky.
  5. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

Mojito

A classic Mojito with zesty lime and fresh mint over crystal clear, smooth Captain Morgan® White Rum.

Ingredients: 50ml Captain Morgan® White Rum, 1 dash Soda Water, 2 tsp Caster Sugar, 2 wedges of Lime and 1 Mint Sprig.

Equipment: 1 x Short Glass, 1 x Muddler, 1 x Jigger, 1 x Ice, 1 x Stirrer, 1 x Knife and 1 x Chopping Board.

How to make:

  1. Muddle sugar and lime wedges together in a glass.
  2. Muddle mint.
  3. Add ice to a glass.
  4. Add Captain Morgan White Rum® and soda.
  5. Stir with a spoon.
  6. Add ice and a sprig of mint.

Rum Caipirinha

A variant on the classic Cachaça-Caipirinha cocktail, this Rum Caipirinha drink blends the rich, full flavour of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold rum with lime and sugar.

Ingredients: 50ml Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold, 1 tsp Sugar and 3 pieces of Lime.

Equipment: 1 x Muddler, 1 x Knife, 1 x Jigger, 1 x Chopping Board, 1 x Ice and 1 x Bar spoon.

How to make:

  1. Cut lime wedges.
  2. Add the lime wedges and sugar to a glass.
  3. Muddle the lime and sugar.
  4. Fill the glass with ice.
  5. Pour Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold into the glass.
  6. Stir thoroughly.

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