Whiskey mixed drinks are more versatile than whiskey drunk pure. There are many recipes for preparing mixed drinks with whiskey. You can find them in catalogs, magazines, or throughout the internet. Whiskey has practically infinite mixing possibilities, and it can blend well with many different ingredients and drinks. Cocktails, refreshments, tonics, shots, coffees or even teas, can contain the whiskey ingredient in different concentrations, according to the drink and recipe.
In its pure form, whiskey is a concentrated spirit drink made out of grains, with a burn-browned color, and a high percentage of alcohol. Its strong, stingy, burning taste and its concentration are diluted, smoothed, and sophisticated through the mixing with other drinks.
Whiskey Cocktails – Iconic Drinks That Inspire
Many whiskey drinks have tradition, age, legends, stories, and names that inspired and built them a reputation, making them iconic. There are many recipes you can prepare at home by yourself, even the famous ones. Without necessarily needing much experience you can make a great cocktail if you stick to instructions and the recipe. You can do it fast and easy, without too much effort.
Homemade Whiskey Drinks Instructions
You need the whiskey, a knife to cut the fruits and the rest of the ingredients. Research your recipe, check the ingredients list and follow the instructions. The picture of the cocktail recipe found online should give you an impression of what the drink should be like. The whiskey’s essence and character will blend and change according to the ingredients and the recipe. The further you drift from the original recipes, by changing the whiskey’s brand and type, or any other ingredients, the more altered the taste will become. Make sure everything has superior quality and the fruits used for preparing are fresh and healthy.
Examples Of Whiskey-Based Drinks
Here are several possibilities for mixed drinks with whiskey using some of the recipes found online:
- Rosemary Peach Maple Leaf Cocktail. You will mix muddled rosemary with peach and whiskey and lemon juice with maple simple syrup.
- Whiskey Cocktail with Coke and Peanuts. Prepared with Jack Daniels, sugar, peanuts, orange flower water plus brandy or vodka
- Blood Orange and Bourbon. Bourbon with blood orange juice and angostura bitters plus sparkling water, orange slices and mint.
- The Brown Derby. Bourbon with grapefruit juice and honey.
- Bourbon Sweet Tea. Black tea with lemon and lime, orange and bourbon.
- Sweet Whiskey Lemonade. Use cointreau with whiskey, lemon and lime juice, sugar plus apricot preserves and tonic.
- Seven and Seven. The “7 Whiskey” from Seagram and 7up soda.
- Fruity Old Fashioned. Sugar cubes and bitters with lemon, lime, and orange wheel, maraschino cherry plus grenadine, rye whiskey, club soda and ginger ale.
These are just a few examples of the whiskey mixtures possible. As you can see whiskey is quite versatile and blends well with many types of drinks. It can be used as a base ingredient for cocktails, coffees, teas, and even lemonades. Therefore you can serve mixed drinks with whiskey in many circumstances: home, at friends, in public places, early in the day, after work or late night as a tonic, refresher, or catalyzer for energy.