Cocktail Chronicles: Happy Hour at The Heights

So I’m scrolling through my Facebook feed this afternoon and what do I stumble upon? The good people at The Heights mixing up something amazing. Apparently today is International Whiskey Day. Gasp! How did I miss this very important day? To make this potential run even more tempting, Happy Hour was starting in about 15 minutes and this drink, I was watching them make on Facebook Live, was on menu. I didn’t ponder too much longer, minutes later I was in the car headed to downtown Toledo.

Before I knew it, I was on the 12th floor of the Renaissance Hotel, enjoying my whiskey cocktail. I went with the featured cocktail, the Whiskey Renaissance. This cocktail was simple, but amazing! It was made with one of my favorite whiskeys, Bulleit Rye Whiskey. Added to the glass, was a bourbon-barrel aged orange liqueur from a local distillery, The Toledo Spirits Company. Next a bit of lemon and simple syrup. Then, my favorite part, the cocktail was topped with Malbec.

Visually, the cocktail was beautiful. That wine just hanging out at the top to the glass made it very sexy. My first, second, third, and every sip after that were just as amazing as the next. I will definitely be back for this cocktail again, as I sit back and enjoy the city views. What whiskey cocktail were you sipping on today?

The Heights is located in the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Toledo, Ohio. Be sure to take advantage of their Happy Hour specials daily from 4-7pm.

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