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Best Whiskey Cocktails


In fact, Whiskey is not a cocktail drink. However, there are some whiskey cocktails recipes made with bourbon, rye whiskey, and American blend whiskey, and they can be saviors for hot summer days.

We can see rarely only used malt whiskey cocktails, but it is more appropriate to drink single malt whiskey dry. So we do not share whiskey cocktails made with malt whiskey.

We will mention simply made Lynchburg Lemonade, Mint Julep, Jack and Ginger Lime Jameson. Also, you can find more sophisticated whiskey cocktails like Manhattan, Whiskey Sour and Old Fashioned. But, you may need bitter and some special material.

Best Whiskey Cocktails-Lynchburg Lemonade
Lynchburg Lemonade

Lynchburg Lemonade

(You can change the measure of the indigents but this is the basic recipe)

4 oz. Jack Daniel’s

2 oz. Sweet&Sour Mix

2 oz. Cointreau (or you can use another orange liqueur)



Fill the cup with ice and all written ingredients. And fulfill the cup with pop.


Best Whiskey Cocktails- Mint Julep



Mint Julep

Mint Julep is known as Kentucky Derby. It is a bourbon-based cocktail.

6 cc Bourbon Whiskey

(Maker’s Mark or Woodford Reserved may be preferred)

4 mint leaf

1 teaspoon castor spoon

2 teaspoons water


Water, sugar and mint leaf is lightly crushed. Fill the cup with crushed ice. Add the cup whiskey and mix the mixture. Garnish the cup with the leaf. In Kentucky Silver colored cups are used for serving.

Best Whiskey Cocktails- Jack Pomegranate

Jack Pomegranate

4 oz. Jack Daniel’s

1 oz. Sweet&Sour Mix

1-2 slice Lime

2 oz. Pomegranate



Crush the Lime in the cup. Fill the cup with ice. Add the cup other written ingredients. Fulfill the cup with pop. Mix lightly the mixture and add lime slices.

Best Whiskey Cocktails- Ginger Lime Jameson

Ginger Lime Jameson

Fresh ginger

3 oz. Jameson

1 oz. Sweet&Sour

1 oz. Lemon juice

1-2 slice Lime


Crush ginger with lime and sweet&sour. Fill the cup with ice. Add Jameson and lemon juice. And fulfill the cup with tonic.



Best Whiskey Cocktails- Whiskey sour

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour may seem simple in terms of materials needed for filter and shaker. However, It may be difficult for someone who having no experience preparing cocktails.

6 cc Bourbon

3 cc Lemon Juice

2 cc Sweet Sour

2 cc egg whites


All ingredients except ice should be shaken up to 40 seconds in order to add volume. Then, add ice and shake again. After that, firstly filter by using Hawthorne filter secondly filter by using Fine Strainer. It means we are doing double filtration. Put the mixture into a tumbler and add ice. Cut a lemon and press the lemon into tumbler.


Best Whiskey Cocktails- Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned was named in 1800s is one of the oldest whiskey cocktails.

6 cc Rye Whiskey

(You can use Bulletin Bourbon or Woodford Reserve)

1 cube sugar


Angostura Bitters

Crush the sugar, 1 tea spoon water and 3-4 drops bitters in the tumbler. Add whiskey and 1-2 ice cubes and blend. Garnish with orange peel.


Best Whiskey Cocktails- Manhattan


General idea is that Manhattan was born in Manhattan Club in 1870s. You can find the Old Fashioned whiskey cocktails all around the world.

5 cc Rye Whiskey

2 cc Sweet Red Vermounth

1-2 drop Angostura Bitters

Cocktail Cherry

Mix Whiskey, Vermounth, bitter and ice. Put the mixture into cooled cocktail glass and ganish it.


Bon Appetit!

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