What's the Key Ingredient Missing From Your Cocktail? Gravy, Says KFC!
When faced with the question "what's your poison?" in a cocktail bar, it's likely that your response has been along the lines of "something with an elderflower twist", "anything with a bourbon base", or "a classic Old Fashioned, please". It's probably never been "what have you got with gravy?". This could all be about to change, thanks to KFC and its rediscovery of the "stocktail", a savoury take on cocktail hour. What makes KFC's stocktail a cut above the rest? It features the brand's "so good you can drink it" gravy.
Once a growing trend in the 1940s, the stocktail has made a comeback in Southern states of America (and in some parts of South London, apparently). Now, KFC has teamed up with an expert mixologist to bring it to the masses with three recipes: "The Gravy Mary", "The Finger Lickin' Sour", and "The Southern Twist".
Patrick, KFC's mixologist of choice, explains "the key was to find flavours and ingredients which perfectly complimented the distinctive taste of KFC gravy" adding "for example, the Kentucky bourbon in The Southern Twist brings mellow, sweet spice notes to stand up against the savoury gravy. The herbal note of parsley on the rim brightens the sip with the brown sugar softening the kick of bourbon and uniting the flavours."
Grab a couple of gravy tubs, and read on for the recipes you can re-create at home that will have you ditching Dry January immediately.