For many whiskey enthusiasts, nothing is more satisfying than sipping a delicious whiskey after a long day. However, sometimes, you might want to mix things up and enjoy your whiskey differently. You may not realize how many cocktails are made with whiskey. Here are a few of the top whiskey drinks to make with your whiskey club subscription.
Old Fashioned. The Old Fashioned is a timeless classic and is very easy to make. Just remove the pith of an orange slice and muddle it with a sugar cube and a few dashes of bitters. Add a couple of ice cubes and pour in your whiskey (bourbon or rye are common choices). Stir until cold, and garnish with a cherry. Save your best whiskey club bottles for an Old Fashioned.
Whiskey Sour. This refreshing and tangy cocktail is always a hit. In a shaker, add ice, whiskey, lemon juice, and a touch of simple syrup. Shake until well combined and the shaker is cold to the touch. Strain into a glass and garnish with a slice of lemon or a cherry.
Manhattan. The Manhattan is a sophisticated cocktail with a complex flavor profile. In a shaker, add ice, whiskey, sweet vermouth, and a few dashes of bitters. Stir until well combined and strain into a coupe glass or a lowball glass if you prefer on the rocks. Garnish with a cherry.
Mint Julep. Perfect for the Derby or any hot summer day, the Mint Julep is a refreshing, sweet drink. In a shaker, add fresh mint leaves with a touch of sugar and crush. Add ice and whiskey and shake well. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig.
Irish Coffee. If you're looking for a warm and cozy cocktail, try this classic Irish drink. In a mug, pour in some hot coffee, a touch of sugar, and a shot of Irish whiskey from your whiskey club subscription box. Stir until well combined, and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
Rusty Nail. This strong and smoky drink is not for the faint of heart. In a glass filled with ice, pour a measure of blended Scotch whiskey and drizzle in a touch of Drambuie (a Scottish liqueur made with scotch whiskey, honey, and herbs). Stir gently and garnish with a lemon twist.
With these top whiskey drinks, you're sure to impress your friends and family at your next gathering. Whether you prefer your whiskey sweet, sour, or smoky, there's a cocktail here for everyone. So, next time you're looking to mix things up with your whiskey club options, try one of these delicious drinks and enjoy the taste of whiskey in a whole new way. Cheers!