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Get ready to sip on some buttery goodness.

A dollop of butter on a piece of toast or on some piping hot pav bhaji can get anyone drooling. But…the thought of DRINKING that same buttery goodness can make even an ardent butterhead shudder.

We totally get you! It may not sound like the most appetising thing to put in your mouth but trust us, butter does make everything better, including your cocktails. This is done through a process called fat-washing and all the trendiest bars in town are in on it.

Now, fat-washing might sound like a process of removing bacon grease from your clothes but it’s honestly a clever technique of adding more flavour to your spirit by infusing it with fat (which is butter)!

We spoke to Diageo Brand Ambassador, Afzal Kaba about this latest trend and he told us exactly how to make our own fat-washed butter cocktails.

How to do fat-washing:

Ingredients
25gms unsalted butter
200ml Johnnie Walker Black Label 

Method
In a pan, melt the unsalted butter on low flame.
Remove it from the flame and pour it to a mason jar with the Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky.
Stir the mix and keep it at room temperature for an hour. Shake occasionally.
Later move it in a deep freezer for 24 hours.
Remove it from deep freezer. (You will notice that the liquid is not frozen as alcohol does not freeze, but the butter will separate from it and float on top.)
Puncture the fat/butter layer and drain out the alcohol into another container.
Use a fine cloth to further strain the alcohol for any particles and keeping straining till it is clear.
You will notice this whisky is super clear but tastes quite buttery, which makes for an excellent cocktail.
You need to try it to believe it. Here are some butter cocktails made with fat(butter)-washed whisky.

Coffee Cup
Ingredients

60ml Butter-washed Johnnie Walker Black Label
20ml Espresso
15ml Maple syrup
Pinch of salt
Coffee bean, for garnish
Ice 

Method
Take all the ingredients and pour it in the cocktail shaker
Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake it vigorously 20 seconds.
Open the shaker and strain the cocktail in a glass. If glass/cup doesn’t fill add cube ice.
Add the garnish and serve. 

butter cocktail
 Image Credits: Instagram/JohnnieWalkerUS
 
Buttered Pineapple
Ingredients

60ml Butter-washed Johnnie Walker Black Label
15ml Lime juice
15ml Sugar syrup
60ml Smoked pineapple juice (Pineapple smoked over coal like a barbeque and then juiced)
Pinch of salt
Pineapple slice and cocktail bitters for garnish 

Method
Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake hard.
Strain it in a glass. Garnish and serve.

butter cocktail
Image Credits: Instagram/JohnnieWalkerUS
 
Johnnie Smart
Ingredients

50ml Butter-washed Johnnie Walker Black Label
15ml Almond or Hazelnut liqueur
7.5 ml Lime juice  
1 Egg white optional
Grated almond/ hazelnut/ dark chocolate, for garnish 

Method
Take all the ingredients and pour them in a cocktail shaker.
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake it vigorously for 25 seconds.
Strain the cocktail in the glass without ice and add fresh ice if required to fill the glass.
Add grated almond or hazelnut or dark chocolate as garnish.

butter cocktail
Image Credits: Instagram/JohnnieWalkerUS
 
New York City
Ingredients

50ml Butter-washed Johnnie Walker Black Label
15ml Lime juice
15ml Sugar syrup
15ml Red wine
Orange peel or flowers – Garnish 

Method
Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake hard.
Strain it in a glass. And add garnish.

butter cocktail
Image Credits: Chilled Magazine

Try these butter cocktails and we’re sure you’ll like them “butter” than any other!
 
*Drink Responsibly!