Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or your partner, having at least one classic cocktail is pretty much must. Now, deciding that signature mixed drink is a whole other story!
What bar tenders do not tell you is that making the right cocktail requires a mixture of skill and not being afraid to fail. No one however wants to produce a badly tasting cocktail.
But with the right ingredients and correct mixing formula , you will look like a professional within minutes. Here are a few whiskey cocktails that you should definitely try out.
Classic Whiskey Sour
The whiskey sour is one of the most famous whiskey cocktails, and for a good reason. If you tend to lean towards sour cocktails, then you should try this out.
- 50ml of whiskey
- 25ml of freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- 15ml of sugar syrup
- 15ml of egg white
- Cherry or lemon twist for garnish
- Add 50ml of whiskey in a glass
- Add 25ml of freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- Add 15ml of sugar syrup
- Add 15ml of egg white
- Garnish with a lemon twist
This recipe is for the mint lovers. It makes the whiskey smoother and more palatable, and on top of this, it tastes really good.
- 3 wedges Lemon
- 4 Mint leaves
- Some sugar syrup
- 40ml Bourbon
- Muddle the lemon wedges in a glass.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
- Add some ice cubes.
- Slap a mint sprig between your hands to release the oils in the leaves, resulting in a bright and fresh aroma that will really add to the experience of the drink.
- Serve with a straw.
This cocktail, invented in Los Angeles, is great for initiating newbies to the world of whiskey. It has grapefruit added to it which gives it the perfect sour and fruity taste.Ingredients
- 45ml whiskey30ml Fresh grapefruit juice5ml HoneyDash of lemon juice
- Shake all the ingredients with ice in a separate containerStrain into a glass.
A typical mojito is made using rum. However, you can choose to use whiskey as an alternative. The results are great because while it is refreshing, it retains the taste of whiskey to give a delicious variety of flavour in one glass.
- 50ml whiskey
- 5ml lime juice
- 1tsp sugar
- 60ml soda water
- Fresh mint leaves
- Muddle together the fresh mint, sugar and lime in a tall glass.
- Load with ice,
- Add the whiskey and top up with soda water.
If you’re looking for something a little more concentrated, then I highly suggest this cocktail. It’s simple to make and at the same time tasty. It has coffee which brings out a unique flavour to it.
- Freshly brewed coffee (not instant coffee)
- 40ml of whiskey
- Ice Cubes
- Add the sambuca, coffee, and whiskey in equal ratios.
- Add ice (optional) then serve