Happy National Liqueur Day 2012 everyone! To celebrate, we have a review of Hiram Walker’s (relatively) new liqueur flavor:
We recently received a review bottle of the Hiram Walker “Whipped” Whipped Cream flavored liqueur in the mail. As we’ve mentioned many times before, we’re pretty familiar with Hiram Walker’s product line and their frequent use of all-natural ingredients make them a good choice especially when you are reluctant to shell out the money for their higher-priced big name competitors (ie: See Boozeblogger’s Cointreau vs. Hiram Walker Triple Sec Boozebattle for example).
Sweet! Strong whipped cream scent, with a hint of alcohol burn
Clear. Medium viscosity though, not as syrupy as American “schnapps”, but thicker than some of the other Hiram Walker liqueurs such as the Caramel apple. Leaves moderate “legs” in the glass.
very sweet, Redi-whip-like taste, though at 70 proof, the alcohol burn comes through a bit more than I would have thought. If you like the various whipped cream vodkas floating around out there, you’ll like this.
This is a tough one. Usually, when you’d like a creamy flavor in a cocktail, you’d resort to Bailey’s Irish cream or the like and usually wind up with a thicker consistency, so this would not be a case of simple substitution. The “official” recipes list a lighter take on the cremesicle and an interesting twist on the Cosmopolitan that you can check out over at Cocktail Culture. After some experimentation, we came up with our own recipe variation. Nothing fancy, but something a little outside the box:
- 1 1/2 oz Absolut Orient Apple
- 1/2 oz Hiram Walker Whipped Liqueur
- Fill with spicy ginger beer/ale (I used Fentimen’s but Vernor’s Ginger ale or Blenheim #5 would work too)
Hiram Walker Whipped Cream liqueur, like most of their other offerings has an affordable MSRP of between $9.99 and $11.99 for a 750 ml bottle.
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