From the old fashioned and Sazerac to the Irish Coffee and hot toddy, whiskey is king of the cocktail. We’ve collected 17 great cocktail recipes using bourbon, scotch, rye, moonshine, and more.
The spicy bite of rye whiskey makes it a natural mixer. In our recipe for a classic Manhattan, it’s tamed with sweet vermouth to make a balanced sipper.
Perhaps the most popular American whiskey is bourbon, and for good reason. It’s caramelly sweetness makes it perfect for sipping neat, but it’s also a great mixer. In the spring, get ready for the Kentucky Derby with a refreshing mint julep; in the fall, warm up with a rich bourbon old fashioned.
More of a scotch drinker? The penicillin, made with lemon juice and honey-ginger syrup is something of a cure-all. For a fruitier alternative, the scarlet starlet combines scotch with hibiscus and strawberry syrups.
If you’re looking for a caffeine kick, we’ve got you covered. The Irish coffee is a tried-and-true combination of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and cream. If you’d rather go with tea, check out our bourbon-spiked almond milk chai.
Whatever you want to pair your whiskey with, we’ve got the recipe for you. Check out these 17 awesome whiskey cocktails!