Whiskey isn’t the drink for everyone; some people love it, and some can’t stand it. But whiskey is also one of the most revered beverages on the market. Whiskey comes from Ireland or maybe it comes from Scotland and both places claim to be the birthplace of whiskey.
In fact, whiskey has an interesting past but more importantly, it has an interesting life today. Whiskey is seen like a fine wine in many people’s eyes. But there are those who don’t like the taste of whiskey at all. It is one of those things that people either love or hate, there is no in between.
At least, there was no in between. Whiskey cocktails make it easier for others to learn to love whiskey, too. Eventually, with the help of these easy whiskey cocktails, everyone can start loving whiskey. You can also get our popular summer cocktail recipes eBook for only $2.99! These drink recipes are perfect for any thirsty desire!
Easy Whiskey Drinks
Old Fashioned | Kitchen Swagger
Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade | Cupcakes and Cutlery
Blueberry Whiskey Spritzers | Life as a Strawberry
Honey Mint Whiskey Mojito | Everyday Dishes
Classic Manhattan | Fox and Briar
The whiskey needs to be aged like wine, is fermented in similar ways to wine, and is made differently all over the world. A whiskey from Scotland will taste (and smell) different than a whiskey made in Japan. There are also different ways to drink whiskey.
Aging whiskey is very similar to aging wine. in is kept in barrels in temperature-controlled rooms that allow the whiskey to age properly. Like wine, even the wood used to make the barrels is specific to ensure the best tasting whiskey. That special attention to detail can transfer over to your cocktails.
The aging process is just the beginning. There is so much that goes into making whiskey come out just right. That is where things start to get a little complicated in the whiskey community.
Pineapple Whiskey Sour | Baked by Rachel
Whiskey Smash | The Wanderlust Kitchen
Peach Whiskey Iced Tea | Serena Bakes
Irish Sour | Modern Tiki
Irish Whiskey Smash | Well Plated
Mixed Drink or Straight Up
Most whiskey snobs will say that you should drink it straight (some will argue that even ice can ruin the drink). But there are plenty of easy whiskey drinks that can make it easier for the rest of us to enjoy the taste of whiskey. Grab some lowball glasses, cocktail straws, and get shaking!
The people who disagree with making cocktails out of aged alcohol of any kind do have a leg to stand on. Think of it this way, a chef works hard on his recipes to ensure you get the best taste possible. The last thing that chef wants to see is you pouring out a bottle of ketchup on that steak.
However, we are all okay with A-1 sauce on a steak. That means we can all be okay with mixing some ingredients into good whiskey to get an even better taste. You just have to be careful as to which ingredients you use in your cocktails. That’s what this list is for.
Tangerine, Honey, & Rosemary Old Fashioned | What do you Crave
Honey Whiskey Lemonade | The Little Epicurean
Maple Whiskey Sour | Gimme Some Oven
Irish Mule | Vine Pair
Blinker | Drinking Hobby
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