There's an alchemy to a good book — it can change you, devour you, move you, inspire you and fully immerse you. I don't think I'm alone when I admit over the past year, I've lost myself in many good books, more so than usual. And if you pass me an equally transportive cocktail while reading — perhaps one with a single malt whisky — well, you'd be hard pressed to break me from that spell. Today, in celebration of Glenmorangie's beautifully cinematic new campaign, I've put together a vignette inspired by these everyday transportive moments, like finding yourself in a really, delicious and yes, wonderful story in a book.
Now tell me, what are you reading at the moment? And moreover, what are you sipping alongside that story?
Ginger Lemon Sour
What you'll need:
1 1/2oz Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or (or any whisky will do)
1/3oz Orange Curaçao
1/2oz lemon juice
2 bar spoons ginger jam
How to make it:
- Break out your cocktail shaker and pour everything in, stirring well to dissolve the jam.
- Then fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake well.
- When you’re done, strain the serve into a chilled coupe or martini glass – and set off the cocktail’s color with an orange wheel.