Recipe Month: Golden Sixteen

A refreshing cocktail to start the evening

Like many rum based cocktails the classic mojito is of Cuban heritage. Writer, and notorious drinker, Ernest Hemingway loved the mixture of rum, cane sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint.

Golden Sixteen is loosely based on this classic. For once, looks come first. Rum, cane sugar and sparkling water are to be replaced with 'golden' ingredients.


Everything you need for part one of recipe month!

  • 50 ml Glenmorangie The Original (10yo) whisky
  • 20 ml honey
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 lime to garnish
  • 10 - 15 fresh mint leaves
  • crushed ice
  • 330 ml Canada Dry


Mix the whisky, honey and the lime juice in a highball glass. I prefer a liquid honey, so the mixture can blend nicely. Keep half a lime to garnish the cocktail. Stir well.

Cut the lime in parts and add them and the leaves of mint to the glass. Fill it with crushed ice until 3/4. Stir everything and make sure the mint and lime mingle with the ice.

Poor the Canada Dry over the ice and stir one last time. Be gentle now!
Decorate with some mint leaves and a slice of lime and you're done.


Next week's starter: a true Belgian classic with Ostend shrimps.