10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails

10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails


Ever wondered what whiskey-based cocktails would be the best to try out? What about just experiencing a basic curiosity as to what delicious concoctions you can mix up with the liquor?

Whiskey can be quite delicious if selected correctly; it can boast a dignifiedly seamless flavouring, as well as tasting balanced and warm, with potentially woody or oaky undertones.

Because of this unique and distinctly whiskey taste that people so love, it’s nice to keep your cocktail mixes simple, so as not to overpower and diminish the liquor’s flavouring.

Here are 10 popular whiskey cocktail recipes that keep this delicate balance.

Old Fashioned

10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 oz blended whiskey
  • 1 dash of bitters
  • 1 orange
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 sugar cube

Method

  • Put sugar cube in rocks glass and pour in bitters, mixing until fully dissolved
  • Fill glass with ice cubes
  • Pour in whiskey
  • Garnish by adding into the cocktail a slice of orange and lemon, as well as a maraschino cherry

Rob Roy

10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Scotch whiskey
  • ¾ oz Italian Vermouth
  • 1 dash of bitters

Method

  • Mix all ingredients well in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • If desired, garnish with a twist of lemon and/or a maraschino cherry

Manhattan

10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2½ oz Bourbon whiskey
  • ¼ oz sweet Vermouth
  • 1 dash of bitters
  • Orange peel
  • Maraschino cherry

Method

  • Pour all liquids into a cocktail shaker and mix thoroughly
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes
  • Garnish with an orange peel and maraschino cherry

Sazerac

10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tsp Ricard Pastis
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Lemon peel

Method

  • In a mixing glass, muddle together the sugar and bitters
  • Pour in whiskey and top off with ice, stirring
  • Take a (separate) chilled rocks glass and swish around Ricard Pastis in it before dumping out the liquid
  • Pour contents of the mixing glass into your chilled glass
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon peel

Mint Julep

10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2½ oz Bourbon whiskey
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 mint leaves

Method

  • Put mint, sugar, and a small portion of the whiskey into the bottom of a rocks glass and mix
  • Let stand for a few moments, in order for the mint leaves to fully release their flavouring
  • Pour the remaining amount of whiskey in
  • Top off with ice

John Collins

10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz Bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz syrup
  • Club soda
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Orange

Method

  • Pour liquids into a highball glass filled with ice and mix
  • Top off with club soda
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange

Suburban

10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz rye whiskey
  • ½ oz dark rum
  • ½ oz port
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash bitters

Method

  • Pour all ingredients into a cocktail glass filled with cracked ice
  • Stir well before serving

Highball

10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • Ginger ale

Method

  • Fill a highball glass with ice
  • Pour whiskey into glass
  • Top off drink with ginger ale

Whiskey Sour

10 of the Best Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 oz blended whiskey
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ slice of lemon, juiced

Method

  • Shake all ingredients well in a cocktail shaker
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice

Irish Royale

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Ingredients

  • 1½ oz Irish whiskey
  • Champagne
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes of bitters

Method

  • Place sugar cube into the bottom of a champagne flute and saturate (as well as mix in) bitters
  • Add in whiskey and stir
  • Top off with very cold champagne

These 10 whiskey-based cocktails are ones that you and your friends are sure to enjoy the next time you get together.

The combination of the warm and distinct flavours deriving from the liquor, in combination with the accompanying drink mixes, are ones that keep the taste of the base from being too overwhelmed and seemingly absent.

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Which was your favourite drink from this article? Let us know.

Drink up, and enjoy responsibly!

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