5 Cheers Worthy Whiskey Cocktails

5 Cheers Worthy Whiskey Cocktails

We absolutely love these whiskey cocktails, and you should too!

If you don’t know these 5 whiskey cocktails, then you don’t know Jack. That’s a little whiskey humor there for you. Earlier we did a blog post of 5 of Scotch cocktails every whiskey lover should know, and we are back to give you more. We absolutely love these 5 cheers worthy whiskey cocktails, and you should too! Here’s why!

5 Cheers Worthy Whiskey Cocktails

 


 

Whiskey Sour

5 Cheers Worthy Whiskey Cocktails - The Whiskey Sour

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the week

If you’ve never had a whiskey cocktail before, a whiskey sour is a great place to start. It’s a great blend of whiskey, lemon juice, and a bit of sweetness that you might be looking for in a good cocktail. Americans have an almost natural affinity for good whiskey, which is why we have a long history with the stuff. The Whiskey Sour shares a common history with the Gimlet on the high seas when scurvy was common among sailors. American sailors would put lime and lemon juices in their whiskey to prevent vitamin C deficiency. It was bartender, Jerry Thomas who later would refine the recipe to the classic whiskey sour that we know today. Egg whites were not introduced until later to add a frothiness to the cocktial, but it always remains optional.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Good Whiskey
  • 1 Ounce Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • Cherry for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Old Fashioned Glasses
  • Cocktail Shaker

How to make a Whiskey Sour

Add the whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a Cocktail Shaker with ice. Shake together. Fill an old fashioned or rocks glass with crushed ice [regular ice works too]. Strain over ice, and garnish with a cherry.

 

The New Yorker

5 Cheers Worthy Whiskey Cocktails - The New Yorker

Image / Recipe from // Greg Henry – SippitySup

If you are a fan of an Old Fashioned, then the New Yorker is right in your wheel house. Like it’s cousin the Manhattan, the New Yorker falls into the class of whiskey cocktails that got its name from the Big Apple. New Yorkers must really have a thing for whiskey.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1½ Ounces Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
  • 3/4 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Dash Grenadine Syrup
  • Orange & Lemon Twists for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Old Fashioned Glasses
  • Long Spoon

How to make a New Yorker

Pour whiskey and lime juice over ice in an old-fashioned glass. Add sugar and grenadine syrup. Stir together, and garnish with the twist peels.

 

Whiskey Ginger [Ale]

5 Cheers Worthy Whiskey Cocktails - The Whiskey Ginger

Image / Recipe from // Jameson Whiskey

Closely related to the Horse’s Neck and the Presbyterian, the whiskey ginger is a two ingredient cocktail that every whiskey lover has probably had in some way shape or form before. It’s because the cocktail is so versatile. There are many versions and off shoots of it. This recipe from Jameson Whiskey is called the Jameson Ginger and lime. You’ll want a good quality ginger ale if you want to stick to the recipe and use Jameson Whiskey. Blenheim is a good choice. We don’t know why ginger ale and whiskey came together, but it’s been a happy marriage.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Whiskey
  • Ginger Ale
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Highball Glass

How to make a Whiskey Ginger

Add ice to a Highball glass, and pour in whiskey. Top with ginger ale. Squeeze the lime and pop it into the drink.

 

The Irish Redhead

5 Cheers Worthy Whiskey Cocktails - The Jameson Irish Redhead

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the week

This cocktail is great for our Jameson lovers out there. The Irish Redhead has a flavor palate that is similar to a Whiskey Ginger. You could even substitute the club soda for ginger ale if you want a spicier kick. After all, whiskey and ginger are kind of a match made in heaven.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 3 Ounces Jameson Whiskey
  • 1 Ounces Grenadine
  • 6 Ounces Club Soda
  • 1/2 Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • Cherries for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Scotch Glass
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon

How to make an Irish Redhead

Fill Scotch glass with ice as desired. In a mixing glass, mix together Jameson, grenadine, and lemon and lime juices. Pour into the glass, and top with club soda or ginger ale. Add a cherry on top.

 

The Witty Comeback

5 Cheers Worthy Whiskey Cocktails - The Witty Comeback

Image // Alex Lau / Recipe from // Dan Saltzstein – bon appetit

As far as whiskey drinks go, this one has a name worthy of some intrigue. The recipe was the brain child of Dan Saltzstein, and later named by Michael Y. Park – who should name all cocktails for now on. This cocktail pairs rye whiskey with Averna amaro, and Italian liquor that has citrusy herbal notes. You are in for a treat if you’ve never had the chance to try it. In Dan’s recipe, he suggests using Old Overholt rye whiskey. Old Overholt is one of those “bottom shelf” whiskeys that you hear a lot of good things about. It’s not bad for the price tag, and if you don’t end up liking the Witty Comeback, it tastes good with ginger ale.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Rye Whiskey
  • ½ Ounce Averna amaro
  • ½ Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ Ounce Ginger Simple Syrup
  • Cherry for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Coupe or Old Fashioned Glasses
  • Cocktail Shaker

How to make The Witty Comeback

Combine rye, Averna, lemon juice, and ginger simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice. Shake about 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass or a old-fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with orange twist.

 

 

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5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

5 Essential Scotch Cocktails To Know

These are 5 essential Scotch cocktails that every whiskey lover should know how to make.

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

 


 

Rob Roy

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

Image / Recipe from // Brio Classic Cocktails

A Rob Roy, or Scotch Manhattan, is a forgotten classic cocktail that really needs a resurgence. Here’s what you’ll need to make a Rob Roy.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Blended Scotch Whiskey
  • .75 Ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Brandied Cherries or Lemon Peel for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Stemmed or Scotch Glass
  • Jigger
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Strainer

How to make a Rob Roy Cocktail

Pour sweet vermouth, scotch whiskey, and bitters into a mixing glass. Fill it with ice [the more ice the better for the next part]. Stir together for about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled stemmed or scotch glass. Garnish with brandied cherry skewer or lemon peel. Enjoy!

 

The Godfather

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

Image from // Michael Dietsch / Recipe from // Serious Eats

Cousin on the Rusty Nail, the Godfather is on the sweet side of whiskey cocktails. No one’s really sure how it got its name, but it will make you feel like a Big Boss with every sip.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Scotch Whiskey
  • 1⁄2 Ounce Amaretto
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Scotch Glass
  • Jigger
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Strainer

How to make the Godfather Cocktail

Fill a mixing glass with about 2/3 worth of ice. Pour in whiskey and amaretto. Stir until chilled [at least 30 seconds] and strain over ice in a scotch glass. Divertiti!

 

The Mamie Taylor

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

Image from // Flickr: reeselloyd [Via Creative Commons] / Recipe from // LA Mag

This version of a Mamie Taylor is from the menu of mixologist, Marcos Tello. With a heaping help of Scotch, this cocktail is sure to please even the most discerning whiskey cocktail enthusiast.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Blended Scotch
  • Ginger Beer
  • 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
  • Juice of Half a Lime
  • Candied Ginger for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Highball Glass
  • Jigger
  • Bar Spoon

How to make the Mamie Taylor Cocktail

Add whiskey and lime juice to a highball glass. Add ice, and top with ginger beer. Stir together and garnish with candied ginger. Enjoy!

 

The Sherlock & Watson

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

Image from // Molly Wizenberg / Recipe from // Food52

I’ve said it numerous times before and I’ll say it again: Whiskey loves tea! It’s only elementary, my good Watson. Now pass me the Scotch.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Scotch Whiskey
  • 1⁄2 Earl Gery Syrup [get instructions here]
  • 1⁄2 Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes Scrappy’s cardamom bitters
  • Lemon Twist for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Coupe Glass
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker w/Strainer
  • Bar Spoon

How to make a Sherlock & Watson Cocktail

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with lemon twist. Enjoy!

 

Penicillin

5 Scotch Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

Image from // Farideh Sadeghin / Recipe from // Saveur

This cocktail is much more enjoyable than a shot of its namesake medicine.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Blended Scotch Whiskey
  • 1 1⁄2 Ounces Single Malt Scotch
  • 3⁄4 Ounce Honey Ginger Syrup [get instructions here]
  • 3⁄4 Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Candied Ginger for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Scotch Glass
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker w/Strainer
  • Bar Spoon

How to make the Penicillin Cocktail

Add blended scotch, lemon juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a scotch glass pver ice. Top with single malt scotch and garnish with candided ginger. Enjoy!

 

 

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