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These Cocktails Will Convince You The French Press Belongs In Your Bar

Did you know your coffee maker could do so much more?

Every morning your beloved French press makes you an espresso that makes your life a little less depresso. But, did you know that this handy kitchen gadget has more potential than simply making a French press coffee? 

It can be used to create cocktails too, that are infused with a whole bunch of ingredients that go beyond coffee.  


So, are you ready to move it from your kitchen to your home bar? Then here’s how to use the French press to make delicious mixed drinks.
French Press Whisky Cocktail
This tea-tail is a delightful fruity mix, perfect for a warm sunny day or a cool rainy one too.

90ml Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky
360ml Lemon Iced Tea
1 scoop Mint Tea
2 Lemons
2 Oranges
1 Lemon wedge, for garnish
Build all the ingredients in a French press.
Press the pump down and leave it raised a quarter inch below the liquid.
Let the content steep for about one minute.
When you are ready to serve, press pump completely down and pour into a cup.
Finish by garnishing with a lemon wedge.



Hot Whisky Boulevardier
This is the perfect drink to jump on to the French press cocktail bandwagon and embrace the new trend. 

60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky
150ml Water
30ml Vermouth
1 Orange
1tsp Lemon Juice
1tsp Tarragon
4 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Rosemary Sprigs
Lemon, for garnish

Heat whisky and vermouth on medium heat for two minutes.
Peel the skin off the orange and place into a French press.
Now, add lemon juice, tarragon and angostura bitters to the press.
Stir in the heated spirits. Then, boil water and let it cool for approximately one minute. Stir in water. Allow the mixture to steep for seven minutes.
Plunge and pour into a warmed glass.
Finish the recipe by garnishing it with rosemary sprigs and lemon. Voila!



Press Pot Whisky Sour
This sweet and sour cocktail is sure to be a sensation among your buddies.

60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky
30ml Lemon Juice
20ml Simple Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 Orange Peel
1tsp Tea
1 Rosemary Sprig
Lemon Twist, for garnish

Add the whisky, simple syrup, lemon juice and Angostura bitters to a shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously.
Strain the mixture into a French press pot over the remaining ingredients.
Let it steep for a few minutes.
Press and pour over large ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass and garnish. Wasn't that quick?


Try out these French press cocktail recipes and give your favourite kitchen appliance a whole new purpose in your life. 

*Drink Responsibly!