Oak Aged Cocktails: A Thoughtful Holiday Gift Idea

Sips Cocktail Emporium

Still searching for a gift for someone special? Why don't you make them a batch of a deliciously aged cocktail! Sips will soon be carrying oak barrels in various sizes (1L, 2L, 5L) that can turn any old drink into a thing of beauty! Pre-make a batch of any cocktail, age it in the barrel for 2-3 weeks* and enjoy! Sips has aged and enjoyed these classic favourites in the 1L barrel:


Classic Manhattan:

  • 20 oz (approx 2.5 cups) Alberta Premium Dark Horse Whiskey
  • 12 oz (approx 1.5 cups) Cinzano Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 tbsp Angostura Bitters


Boozy Negroni:

  • 11 oz (approx 1 cup) Tanqueray Gin
  • 11 oz (approx 1 cup) Cinzano Sweet Vermouth
  • 10 oz (approx 1 cup) Campari
  • 1 tbsp Fee Brothers Orange Bitters




*Since the barrel is new, the first batch will be done within 2 weeks. To glean the same amount of oak flavour, add an extra week for every batch after that (3 weeks for the 2nd batch, 4 weeks for the 3rd).