10 Popular Whiskey Cocktails

10 Popular Whiskey Cocktails

Jul 21, 2022weston wang


The world of whiskey is enormous and growing all the time. The number of fantastic whiskey drinks also keeps expanding. A well-rounded whiskey experience may be achieved using a few tried-and-true formulas.

These beverages demonstrate whiskey's adaptability. They are some of the most well-known whiskey concoctions fans have long adored (or far longer). It is the definitive list for someone who is just learning about whiskey and wants to try everything.

Manhattan Whiskey

The Manhattan is a classic in the whiskey industry, made with rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. It serves as the foundation for many drinks and is what the martini is to gin to whiskey. It's a great recipe to use when experimenting with any new brand, and you can create it using bourbon, Canadian whiskey, or any other type.

Old Fashioned

The old-fashioned is the ultimate whiskey cocktail, moving from one classic to the next. This drink has been popular since the 1800s, and for a good reason: it is straightforward, sweet, smoky, and savoury. Despite generally being made using bourbon rather than scotch, Glenfiddich has created a unique 14-year-old batch, "using bourbon casks to mature and influence the whisky," according to Allardice, the ideal replacement in this delectable concoction.


Mint Julep

The mint julep is one of the most flavorful cocktails you can discover and is a must-have for anyone who likes whiskey. This one is also so well-liked that innumerable julep versions, which are excellent, have been created from the basic recipe. The drink is ready with some muddler technique, fresh mint, sugar, and your preferred bourbon.


Whiskey Sour

A classic concoction that is too excellent to miss is the whiskey sour. If you choose, you may exclude the egg white from the shaker, but it gives it an unusual texture. You'll like the whiskey's sweeter flavours interacting with the tart lemon (backed up by a touch of simple syrup).

John Collins

The John Collins is created by adding club soda to a whiskey sour. It makes a fantastic happy hour beverage and is refreshing. Once you master this recipe, you may experiment with the whole family of Collins drinks by using the same formula with any liquor, from gin to tequila.

Vieux Carre

The Vieux Carré, another New Orleans beverage, is a potent cocktail made with cognac, rye whiskey, and vermouth.

The Vieux Carre, like the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned, is inspired by the French Quarter and dates back to the 1930s.

Walter Bergeron, the bartender who invented the Vieux Carre, named his famous drink after his beloved French Quarter.

This drink was first featured in a cocktail book in 1937.


The pickleback is a recent sensation that gained popularity among whiskey drinkers after being popularised in Brooklyn. It's nothing more than a shot of Irish whiskey and an image of pickle juice. While it may sound like a weird mix, it's surprisingly pleasant, easy to drink, and even better with a beer chaser.


Lynchburg Lemonade

This one has been around for a long and is frequently exaggerated. A sip of the original Lynchburg lemonade, on the other hand, is one of the most incredible ways to enjoy Tennessee whiskey. This tall cocktail combines the strong flavour of the whiskey with sweet and tangy citrus and lemon-lime soda to create the ideal summer refresher.


The Sazerac provides a distinct taste profile for rye whiskey. The recipe is straightforward, using sugar, bitters, and an anise liqueur, such as absinthe, accenting the peppery rye. This cocktail is made exceptional by the last component, and it's even better now that there's a fresh crop of excellent ryes on the market.

Washington Apple

According to folklore, a deadly insect killed most of Washington state's apple orchards in the late 1980s. Undaunted, an innovative guy fermented and distilled the destroyed apples to produce apple liqueur, which he mixed with his favourite Canadian whisky-and-cranberry juice. The resultant cocktail grabbed the bar world by storm and is still served (typically as a shot) to this day.



So the top ten cocktail whiskey range from 1688 to basic whiskey beverages from the 1800s. You may drink whiskey straight or on the rocks, but why not make some historical whiskey cocktails?

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