Which Cocktail Are You?
Why does one person prefer a champagne cocktail, while another likes a smooth Old Fashioned? Here at Clos19, we believe our favourite drinks reflect our view on life. To put our theory to the test, we’ve come up six classic cocktails with real personality – all super-simple to make. So, have a look below and find out... which cocktail are you? Then mix it up at home!
FRENCH 75: THE BUBBLY ONE
The fresh, fizzy French 75 is a champagne cocktail classic. Full of bubbles with citrusy hints, it suits your sparkling wit and zest for life. We mix it with Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut and Hennessy cognac instead of gin, for extra depth and flavour. And since you’re always up on the latest things, it stands to reason that a champagne cocktail (very on-trend) is the drink for you.
OLD FASHIONED: THE WISE ONE
The original cocktail, the Old Fashioned has seen its fair share of the world. And as you’re one to take the long view, this measured, silky cocktail is right up your street. Our version, made with Glenmorangie single malt whisky, is delicately fruity and smooth – perfect for long evenings and intense discussions where the world is put to rights. When you can’t quite decide what cocktail to mix, you know the Old Fashioned is always a wise choice.
VODKA MARTINI: THE SOPHISTICATED ONE
Just holding a vodka martini in that iconic V-shaped glass, brings a worldly air to evenings in or out. And as someone who can even make loungewear look elegant, this is likely your go-to serve. Of course, every sophisticate knows that simplicity is key. Mixed from vodka, vermouth, bitters and an olive or a twist, it’s effortless to make at home. To take the sophistication up another notch, choose your own signature twist or try the Matriarchini by mixologist Laura Marsuesch using Belvedere Smogory Forest.
MANHATTAN: THE MYSTERIOUS ONE
There are so many ways to enjoy the Manhattan (with vodka, whisky or cognac, straight up or on the rocks...), which makes it one of the most enigmatic cocktails in our repertoire. Our current favourite is the Grand Manhattan with Hennessy cognac, for a complex and herbal serve, with subtle bitterness. Like you, this compelling serve has hidden depths.
WHISKY SOUR: THE CONFIDENT ONE
With silky tones and a peaty punch, the big flavours of our Ardbeg smoky sour are a perfect match for big personalities. Like you, it’s at ease in practically any situation. And as the whisky sour is a teeny bit more expert than your average serve (don’t worry – it’s just that egg white is required), this is great serve for those with confidence in the kitchen!
G&T: THE FUN ONE
This playful take on the G&T suits your personality down to the ground. For while you love a classic gin and tonic as much as the next person, mixing things up a little is what you’re all about! After you’ve poured your Procera African juniper gin with tonic, sprinkle Procera salt into your glass to taste. Or, just for fun, experiment with salty, sweet, wet and dry sensations by putting some salt on your tongue and then taking a sip of your drink.