It’s the dead of summer and you still want to sip on a scotch from Speyside, but fear it won’t quench any sun-drenched desire. Austin’s family-run soft serve company Cow Tipping Creamery has developed a celebratory solution in light of International Scotch Whisky Day (today, 27 July). They’ve paired their sweet treats with Monkey Shoulder blended scotch whisky for a series of boozy desserts or dessert cocktails depending on how you plan on consuming them—and they’re on sale just for the day at their establishments. The recipes for these concoctions, however, can be made just about anywhere. They’re hearty, delectable and represent the best of the famed ice creamer’s flavors. And somehow they seem to let the Monkey Shoulder shine, accessing everything one loves about its single malt heart notes. These are fun, for sure—with a nice cooling factor as you slurp away.
Orange Cream Dream
Playing off the orange creamsicle pops, this cocktail brings the fruit into contrast with rich vanilla. Both notes highlight the whisky’s Speyside sweetness.
1.5 oz Monkey Shoulder
6 oz Dublin Orange Dream Soda or other orange soda
Add generous scoop or swirl of CTC vanilla ice cream
Add a decorative orange peel accent
In a long glass, add a generous scoop or swirl of CTC creamy vanilla soft-serve. Fill glass 3/4 of the way with the orange soda. Top off with Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. Garnish with orange peel.
The Doc Is In
Normally we steer clear of most sodas, but in this instance there’s a reason behind the sugar rush: Cow Tipping Creamery’s Dr. Pepper sauce. The not-so-secret ingredient here—cracked pepper—lends this dessert some spicy pizzazz.
1.5 oz Monkey Shoulder
3 oz Dr. Pepper soda
Glass dipped in CTC Chocolate Dr. Pepper sauce and sprinkled with cracked pepper.
Take a chilled old-fashioned whisky glass (short glass) and dip in CTC Chocolate Dr. Pepper sauce. Use a squeeze bottle that’s filled with the DPCS to add more sauce on the rim to get a dripping effect. Sprinkle rim lightly with cracked pepper. Fill the glass over half way with Dr. Pepper soda (100 ml). Add measured amount of Monkey Shoulder whiskey. Add generous scoop or swirl of CTC creamy vanilla soft-serve.
Whiskey A Go-Go Shake
So much more than Pulp Fiction’s “Five Dollar Shake,” this thick and potent potion packs a wallop. It’s creamy, chocolate-forward and rounded out with nuts.
1/8 cup of whole milk *small amount for thick shake
Generous amount of CTC Milky Chocolate soft-serve
1.5 tbsp. of malted milk powder
2 tbsp. of Monkey Shoulder
1 ladle of CTC whiskey walnuts
Shake cup rimmed with CTC Brown Sugar Hot Fudge
Dip cup to use for shake in Brown Sugar Hot Fudge (a large mason jar would work well). In a blender add the milk, ice cream, malt powder, and whiskey. Pour into prepared cup. Garnish with a ladle of CTC whiskey walnuts. Use a Tapioca straw.
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