Kablam Cocktails

Kablam Corn Whiskey is a white whiskey, a type of product now being offered by a number of bourbon distillers. It starts with a bourbon mash-bill but the difference in this and bourbon is that it is un-aged. Kablam Corn Whiskey is a very smooth product with a pronounced “corn nose” and a fine sweetness.  Since it is not aged, it is more of a neutral-tasting product than a barrel-aged bourbon. This is not moonshine. most of which has a severe bite when it comes to mouth-feel. It makes a wonderful and flavorful substitute for vodka in savory cocktails like the Bloody Mary. 

The Bloody Kablam – Yep, a Bloody with Whiskey. It’s so smooooth. 

Ingredients: 1.5 oz Kablam Corn Whiskey, tomato juice, black pepper, hot sauce, lemon wedge, smoked salt, bacon bits, celery stalk, rocks glass or beer glass. (You know who you are). In a cocktail mixing vessel, mix Kablam, tomato juice, pepper, hot sauce, and a squeezed lemon wedge. Wet the rim of the glass with water and salt the rim like a margarita. Pour mix into glass, and top with bacon bits and celery. We have friends who have used whole slices of bacon, and we can’t find fault with that.

The Smooth Criminal – Created by our friends at Belle & James in Richmond.  This is a wonderful change of pace for a sweet and sour savory cocktail.

Ingredients: 1.5 oz. Kablam Corn Whiskey, 2 or 3 fresh basil leaves (save a sprig), 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar, shaved black garlic, ginger beer. This has been called an Italian whiskey sour. Muddle the basil leaves in a cocktail mixer, add the Kablam, balsamic vinegar, and shaved black garlic (which adds some sweetness. Shake vigorously. Pour into a rocks glass, and top with ginger beer and a sprig of basil.

This special mix is not designed for those who like only sweet cocktails. It carries the distinct flavor of the balsamic vinegar, but is balanced by the sweetness of the ginger beer and the black garlic.



The Minor Misdemeanor

Ingredients: Kablam Corn Whiskey, ginger beer. This makes a sweet cocktail like a bourbon and coke, but there is a huge difference, Start with 1.5 oz of Kablam, and add ginger beer to taste.

Blonde Manhattan

Start with a rocks glass with some rocks. LOL. In a cocktail shaker, add 1 1/21 oz Kablam Corn Whiskey, 1 oz sweet Vermouth, 1/2 oz Cointreau, two shakes of orange bitters. Shake well, pour over ice. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

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