The whiskey, vodka and tequila spirits of the Mysterious Ké brand has just been launched in the North Texas area.
The 500-year-old recipe originated in Ireland. In the late 1400s, a monk named Padraig Barry, discovered how to make the original recipe, which was rough to drink due to its quick processing, into a smoother product by using a natural grain.
When, in the 1500s, Henry VIII decided to remove the Catholic Church from his kingdom, he started with the Irish monasteries. When Barry and the other monks fled, it was thought that the recipe was left behind but it made its way to his brother who, along with his descendants, has protected it for 470 years.
The whiskey is known as wKe´ (pronounced wee key), vodka (vee key) and tequila (tee key) can be used as a component in a well-made mixed drink.
The wKe´ Irish Coffee
- 1 ½ ounces wKé
- 4 ounces freshly brewed coffee
- 2 tsp. dark brown sugar
- Fresh whipped cream
- Nutmeg, cinnamon, or chocolate
Combine wKé, coffee, and brown sugar in a warm Irish coffee glass and stir until sugar is dissolved. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, cinnamon, or chocolate.
The vKe´ Sour
- 1 ½ ounces vKé
- 4 ounces sour mix
- Orange peel
- Maraschino cherry
Pour vKé and sour mix in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously to mix and chill. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange peel and cherry.
The tKé Irish Margarita
- 2 ounces tKé
- ½ ounce crème de menthe
- ½ ounce triple sec
- 2 ounces sour mix
Pour tKé, crème de menthe, and triple sec into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake until mixed and chilled. Pour into a margarita glass with ice and top with sour mix.
The spirits are being served in select bars in the Dallas area is available at North Texas Goody Goody stores.
The absinthe, gin and rum spirits are due to be launched during the holiday season.
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