As a counterpoint to current mainstream bourbon market trends, Alibi has set out to demystify the category by offering a more accessible product as a return to the true American whiskey-drinking tradition, free of pretension.
“This is not for the aficionado that adds a dropper of mineral water to his whiskey glass and swirls. Alibi is a blended whiskey that does not require elaborate tasting notes or a half-day tasting seminar on its production,” noted James Dale, CEO of Panache Beverages, which produces for Alibi. “This is more in the spirit of how whiskey was originally served in this country—in a shot glass or flask.”
Here are a few cocktail recipes to enjoy with Alibi:
Uptown Sour Cocktail Recipe
• 1 1/2 oz. Alibi American Whiskey
• 1/2 oz. lemon juice
• 1/2 oz. Ramazotti Amaro
• 1/2 oz. honey syrup
• 2 dashes aromatic bitters
1. Shake and strain over fresh ice into rocks glass and spoon drizzle on top with 1/2 oz. of a Malbec or Merlot.
2. Serve immediately.
by Warren Hode, Master Mixologist,
2oz roasted barley and buckwheat tea infused Alibi American Whiskey*
.25oz agave mix (cut 1to1 with water)
2 dashes black walnut bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Combine and stir with a minimum of 30 rotations. Strain over 1 large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist.
To create infusion: Combine 2 bags Mugi-Chai tea with 1 bottle of Alibi American Whiskey. Steep for 3 hours.
Egg White Sour
2 oz Alibi American Whiskey
1 egg white
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Crack an egg and separate the egg white from the yolk. Combine with Alibi American Whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker without ice. Dry shake vigorously until the liquid is white and foamy. Add ice, and shake again until the mixture is cold. Pour into a mason jar; add ice.