Do you love the chink of ice in your favourite tipple? Why not its refreshing, glamorous… and can give you food poisoning.
OK it hardly ever happens but it’s a fact that neither ice nor alcohol, even strong stuff like vodka, doesn’t necessarily kill off all infection causing bacteria. Not even freezing gets rid of all the nasty bugs.
According to Elle magazine, research published in the medical journal Springer finds that the best way to get rid of bacteria lurking in ice is that brown fiery liquid at the back of your Dad’s drinks cupboard – whiskey! In tests it came out as the top terminator, with tonic next and Coca-Cola third. So maybe it’s time to check out some popular whiskey cocktails. Of course drinking a drink with ice won’t make you ill in the vast majority of cases. But if making sure means you get to try new cocktails and feel glamorous as well? Hey, what’s to lose!
Here’s our top 5 trending whiskey cocktails;
Whiskey Sour – whiskey, lemon juice, egg white and sugar syrup.
Penicillin – whiskey, lime juice, honey-ginger syrup garnished with candied ginger.
Godfather – whiskey and amaretto.
Rob Roy – whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters
Blood and Sand – whiskey, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth and orange juice.
Pickleback – not strictly a cocktail but too bizarre not to miss, it’s a shot of whiskey chased with a shot of… pickle juice. Seriously!
Drink safely now.