Best Whiskey and Cocktail Combinations
Having a great bottle of whiskey at home is one of the best feelings for someone who is a fan of this great spirit. Pouring a glass of whiskey and sipping it on an idle evening, reading your favourite book or while watching a TV show is something that most people cherish doing. However, at times, you need a change of taste to make things interesting for you. This is where a cocktail comes into the picture.
Whiskey cocktails have been around for a while and most bartenders love serving them to the public while adding their own twist to them. However, you can fancy your own cocktails in the comfort of your home instead of going to a bar if you have the right whiskey and the ingredients required to make a cocktail. Following is a list of a few such cocktails that you can make at home with ease:
- Whiskey Sour
This is probably one of the most common whiskey cocktails that you can make without much difficulty. All you need is a good bourbon whiskey like the Barrel Bourbon Cask Strength Batch #32 Bourbon Whiskey, lemon juice, maple syrup and an orange peel for garnishing. Just shake up 2 ounces of whiskey, 1 ounce lemon juice, 3/4th ounce maple syrup in a shaker and top it up with an orange peel and ice before serving.
- Whiskey Smash
This refreshing cocktail is a great choice for all those who wish to enjoy a tangy drink that is not too heavy like most whiskey cocktails. You can use any whiskey of your choice, however, we suggest you opt for Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select Tennessee Whiskey. To make this cocktail, take four mint leaves and 1/4th lemon and mash them in a shaker to release the juices. Add two ounces whiskey and one ounce simple syrup and shake to mix it well. Strain the cocktail into a glass and add a splash of soda water to make it a little fizzy.
- Manhattan Cocktail
This classic whiskey cocktail traces its origins to the 1870s and it is said that it was invented at a club called The Manhattan Club in New York city. Traditionally, this cocktail is made with a rye whiskey that has a spicy flavor. You can make use of Jim Beam Rye Whiskey for this cocktail. You will also need dry vermouth like the Dolin Dry Vermouth which has a delicate wine base and more than thirty Alpine herbs. To make this cocktail, just mix two ounces of rye whiskey, one ounce of dry vermouth and three dashes of Angostura or orange bitters. Pour this drink in a glass and top it up with crushed ice before serving!
- Irish Coffee
This is a unique cocktail that combines the bitterness of coffee with the delicate taste of whiskey. You can use Jameson Irish Whiskey for this cocktail as it is triple distilled to make it smooth. To prepare this cocktail, pour six ounces of hot coffee in a an Irish coffee mug. Add one and a half ounce of Irish whiskey and one tbsp sugar to this coffee. Finally, use the back of a spoon to add whipped cream on top of this cocktail.