We test out three barrel-aged cocktails from Capital
EL PRESIDENTE (pictured) Barrel-aged cocktails don’t have to be heavy on the palate, some like the El Presidente zingy and refreshing. Crafted with Capital’s homemade grenadine, the citrusy drink has a mild fruity finish from the Martini Bianco Vermouth.
BACARDI 8 BOULEVARDIER Think of this as the Negroni’s seductive and mysterious older sister. Made with Campari, vermouth and Bacardi 8 instead of the usual whisky in a Boulevardier, this rich cocktail also has a strong aroma of coffee as the barrel is pre-conditioned with beans before the spirits are added.
OLD FASHIONED NUT CASE Old is liquid gold with this simple but refined twist on the classic Old Fashioned. Blending Monkey Shoulder Whisky with hazelnut liqueur and orange bitters, this bestseller flies off the shelf so if you’re lucky enough to visit while it’s in stock, make sure to steal a sip or two.