Posts Tagged ‘Johnnie Walker Gold Label’

World Class Bartender: Harley Gurnawan, Indonesia

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

37 Harley Gurnawan, Indonesia (4)

Here’s a glimpse of Harley Gurnawan, 2012 World Class Finalist from Indonesia

Harley was absolutely delightful. 

He always had a smile on his face, and he was great fun to be around.

If I lived in Indonesia, Harley’s bar would be my local, for sure.

Here are the recipes for the drinks that Harley made in the Retro-Chic round

Harley Gurnawan, Indonesia

Classic Chic – Blood & Sand

Glass: Coupette

Garnish: Fresh cherry

Method: Shaken and strained

50ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label

20ml Cherry Heering

15ml Sweet vermouth

20ml Orange juice


Twisted Chic – Ruby Rosita

Glass: Coupette

Garnish: Dehydrated orange slice

Method: Stir and strain

50ml Don Julio Reposado

20ml LBV Port

10ml Lillet Blanc

15ml Aperol

1 dash Orange bitters

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101 Best New Cocktails: Here’s Johnnie by Bas Verhoeven, Cocktailbar Mundial, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Here’s Johnnie

Adapted from a recipe by Bas Verhoeven, Cocktailbar Mundial, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

“A cocktail with an amazing taste that ticks all the boxes. Created with the philosophy less is more, the few ingredients combine amazingly well. This has made it a big favorite amongst our guests and even has the guests who usually avoid whiskey drinks asking for it.” Bas Verhoeven.Here's Johnnie

50 ml (1.65 oz) Johnnie Walker Gold Label scotch whisky

30 ml (1 oz) The Bitter Truth Apricot brandy

25 ml (.83 oz) fresh lemon juice

2 thin slices fresh ginger

2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange bitters

1 orange slice, as garnish

Combine all the ingredients in shaker, muddling the ginger to open up the flavour. Add ice and shake hard for about 10 seconds, then double-strain into a chilled coupe. Add the garnish to the edge of the glass.

gaz sez: Here’s comes Johnnie Walker Gold again—what a fabulous scotch it is. And Bas Verhoeven knows how to make him dance, too. The ginger and apricot notes bring out the very best in the scotch. I made this one twice, the second time without the lemon juice. Both versions work extremely well.

This is one of 2012’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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World Class 2012: Tien Tiep Pham, Vietnam

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Here’s a shot I took of Tien Tiep Pham, this year’s finalist from Vietnam.  This guy did our craft real proud, and a better smile I’ve never seen on a bartender!

There are his recipes from the Retro-Chic round

Classic Chic – Whisky Sour

Glass: Old Fashioned

Garnish: Cherry and half lemon slice

Method: Shake and strain over cubed ice

60ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label

30ml Lemon juice

2 tbsp brown sugar


Twisted Chic – Sparkling Dimples

Glass: Martini

Garnish: Ginger, Buddha’s hand, lemon

Method: Muddle grapefruit, then shake rest of ingredients except champagne, strain and top with champagne

50ml Tanqueray No. TEN

30ml Champagne

15ml Sweet vermouth

3 pieces pink grapefruit

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