Westworld and whiskey just go together, so of course this inspired recipe comes to you in the form of A Westworld Themed Whiskey Cocktail! Before we get to this drink, I’ll tell you a quick story of how this recipe came to fruition.
So I was on an airplane on my way to Austin, TX. I was seated next to a couple of guys and we got to chatting about what we do. Being a food blogger is a great conversation starter, and I always learn a lot about people this way while also getting some awesome ideas! They loved that my YouTube channel focuses on themed food, and they enthusiastically suggested that I create a recipe inspired by their favorite show, “Westworld”. I had never watched it, but when we got back, the binge watching began!
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As any fans of the show know, there’s no food to speak of. But there is a lot of liquor! And Whiskey seemed like it was popping up all over every episode. The fondest feeling I have towards whiskey is that smell. As you guys may remember from an old post on Fall’s Finest Hand Washes, “The warmth of whiskey always takes me to the coziness of Fall and the fateful moment I locked eyes with my handsome husband! I met Grant ten years ago amidst a whirlwind Autumn evening of whiskey, laughter, and the enchantment of love at first sight.” I had to quote that post because everything I feel about whiskey gets summed up right there! Ah love! And I do love this man. So here’s a snap of love before we dive deeper!
The Whiskey Challenge
I felt a challenge here. You see, I have never been a straight whiskey drinker, so now I needed to concoct a whiskey cocktail that I actually enjoyed before I passed it on to you guys! I wish I was one of those cool “Mad Men” or “Billions” type that could sit back and relax with a bourbon or whiskey. But I’m a wine and martini gal all the way! And to be completely honest, those martinis never have a trace of any brown liquors.
As you guys saw in my last post, I created a Lemon Elderflower Martini that was based on the Lemon Elderflower Cake that was all about Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s upcoming royal wedding. I’m officially obsessed with that Lemon Elderflower Martini! A large part of it’s elegant appeal is the homemade Lemon Simple Syrup that I made and used in it. Since this martini is now always on my mind, I figured I’d try a lemon simple syrup twist on an old fashioned and see what happened.
Oh boy, oh boy! Let me tell you, after a sip of that Westworld Themed Whiskey Cocktail, I may finally be that posh, sultry, whiskey sipper!
So, Ritzy Chefs, let’s get ready to put a futuristic twist on an old goodie! Hey, just like the theme of “Westworld” where they integrate the old west with futuristic robotic technology!
An Old Fashioned is a drink that may bring to mind images of elegant lounges, short tumblers, and a classic drink that while old, is always in fashion. The traditional old fashioned combines whiskey, Angostura bitters, muddled sugar with water or tonic water, and a citric garnish.
For the whiskey element, you can choose the bourbon/whiskey of your choice. A traditional choice would favor a rye whiskey.
For those of you who are familiar with Angostura bitters, you know that all you need is a dash or two. Once used in medicinal purposes, this powerful and concentrated flavoring agent enhances dishes from cocktails to seafood and more.
A New Twist
For this Westworld Themed Whiskey Cocktail, I swapped out the muddled sugar cube/water element with my lemon simple syrup. The result gave the whiskey cocktail a subtly sweet and citric infusion that transported me to a sexy saloon in the middle of “Westworld”!
To make this cocktail you will first fill a small glass with a few ice cubes. Then, put in a half shot of lemon simple syrup. Secondly, put two dashes of Angostura bitters. then pour on your whiskey. Lastly, stir, and add in your lemon rind and maraschino cherry for garnishes. Sip, savor, and share this post!
Cheers to Westworld and your new whiskey cocktail recipe!
Westworld Themed Whiskey Cocktail
This Westworld Themed Whiskey Cocktail is a fresh twist on a classic! An Old Fashioned is a drink that may bring to mind images of elegant lounges, short tumblers, and a classic drink that while old, is always in fashion. With the infusion of homemade lemon simple syrup, you've got a whiskey winner here!
- 1/2 shot Lemon Simple Sryup See Lemon Elderflower Martini Recipe for instructions
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 2 shots bourbon/whiskey
- 1 lemon wedge for garnish
- 1 maraschino cherry for garnish
First fill a small glass with a few ice cubes. Then, put in a half shot of lemon simple syrup. Secondly, put two dashes of Angostura bitters. then pour on your whiskey. Lastly, stir, and add in your lemon rind and maraschino cherry for garnishes. Sip, savor, and share this post!