Flavored spirits could seem out of place at a high-end cocktail bar. That’s because most flavored spirits are made without much attention given to the blend ratio and are, as a result, overly sweet. Cask & Crew is the exception, because it uses unconventional flavors like walnut toffee, orange roasted and ginger spice, plus a freakishly balanced blend of Canadian rye and Kentucky corn whiskey.
New York bartenders quickly realized what these distinct flavored whiskeys could add to their holiday menus. These delicious flavored whiskey cocktails are now available in New York City and show off just how much you can create with Cask & Crew.
Even if it’s too cold to sit in the backyard garden, you should still make a trip to this Brooklyn hangout. This winter, The Armory is serving a mouthwatering cocktail inspired by a seasonally appropriate cookie, the gingersnap. The combination of Cask & Crew Ginger Spice whiskey, ginger liqueur, honey syrup, ginger syrup, lemon syrup and Angostura bitters is every bit as flavorful as the classic holiday treat.
This chic low-key bar typically serves cocktails with a tropical bent, but it has added a heartier cocktail to its menu for the holidays. The Capt’n & Crew is a flavorful mix of Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee and Cask & Crew rye whiskey, finished with a splash of lemon juice to keep it refreshing. It’s the kind of drink that can help you survive the longest of winters.
Badshah also has a signature cocktail featuring Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee whiskey. Although the Hell’s Kitchen Chai Tea is different, pairing the whiskey’s full-bodied golden caramel flavor with masala chai and cardamom syrup. Badshah already has some of the finest Indian food in the city. Now it’s becoming as much of a destination for its drinks.
This authentic Belgian café couldn’t limit itself to just one cocktail featuring Cask & Crew. The BXL House Cocktail is an irresistible blend of Cask & Crew Ginger Spice whiskey, lemon juice and orgeat. You can also order the Espresso Martini, made with Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee whiskey, espresso, coffee liqueur and RumChata. In addition to being two incredible holiday cocktails, these recipes are a testament to the versatility of Cask & Crew’s flavored whiskeys.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
Cask Bar & Kitchen
Over at Cask Bar & Kitchen in Murray Hill, Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee whiskey is featured in a delicious, comforting take on the Old Fashioned. The Black Walnut Toffee Old Fashioned is perfectly suited to Cask’s warm and cozy environment, with wood and brass tones throughout the bar. Complete an indulgent evening out by ordering some lamb nachos or the truffle mac and cheese to go with your Old Fashioned.
Forest Hills Station House
This elevated gastropub has earned the right to be called a whiskey den, with more than 120 expressions available at all times. Choosing among so many whiskeys can be overwhelming, but Cask & Crew rye whiskey is always a wise selection. The smooth and approachable blend of Canadian rye and Kentucky corn whiskey can elevate refreshing recipes, like the Great Expectations. Its inspired combination of rye, triple sec, maraschino liqueur and lemon juice will not disappoint.
Holiday Cocktail Lounge
The name isn’t the only reason to step inside this East Village bar during the holiday season. It has the laid-back, unassuming atmosphere of a great dive but the kind of creative, playful cocktails you would expect from a high-end cocktail bar. The whole menu, which is a parody of a survival guide, is worth checking out, but don’t leave without sampling the Mind Games. It’s a perfect cocktail for a winter evening, made with Cask & Crew rye whiskey, Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee whiskey, cold-brew coffee and vanilla simple syrup.
Every borough is celebrating flavored whiskey this holiday season, including Staten Island. The Mexican food at Sofia’s Taqueria has always been well worth the ferry ride, but you shouldn’t let the holidays pass without stopping by for the Tepache Chicano. Mezcal, cinnamon syrup, and lime and pineapple juices are elevated by the bittersweet, warm profile of Cask & Crew Orange Roasted whiskey.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
Cask & Crew’s Orange Roasted whiskey is much more complex than you might imagine from a fruit-flavored brown spirit. The bartenders at this Brooklyn restaurant highlight that complexity by mixing it with maple bourbon and shado beni leaves. The Lost in BK is a spirit-forward cocktail, so you would be wise to also get one of the amazing Caribbean dishes available at Sugarcane.
The Staycation cocktail might rival the sourdough pizza as the most sought-after item on the menu at Wheated. Luckily, you don’t have to choose between them. Enjoy your preferred pie alongside the can’t-miss drink of the winter, made with Cask & Crew Ginger Spice whiskey, hibiscus syrup, and lemon and lime juices. Good luck finding a better way to celebrate and toast!