Have you ever wanted to explore the world of whiskey but not been sure about what kind of cocktail to try? Here is a great list of 10 whiskey cocktails to try the next time you are at a bar or restaurant.
1. Irish Coffee
Perfect for a cold winter night or after a good meal, an Irish coffee is simply coffee, irish whiskey, sugar and a touch of whipped cream.
2. Algonquin Cocktail
3. Jack and Coke
From cowboy bars to NASCAR races to trendy restaurants, the Jack and Coke is one of the most popular cocktails in America. Simply Jack Daniels and Coca Cola, the combination is classic Americana in a glass.
4. Manhattan Cocktail
5. Whiskey Sour
Essentially just whiskey, lemon or lime juice and simple syrup, the tartness of the citrus is a wonderful match to some of the sweet notes in whiskey.
Choose a light blended whiskey for this cocktail. Simply whiskey, ginger ale, club soda and a lemon twist, this cocktail is light and approachable.
8. Seven and Seven
As ubiquitous as the Jack and Coke, Seagrams 7 Crown whiskey and 7Up is a great choice if you don’t like a strong whiskey flavor in your cocktails.
9. John Collins
Imagine a whiskey sour with club soda and you’ve got the John Collins. Unsure of whether to order a Tom Collins or a John Collins at the bar? Specify the liquor and collins and the bartender will understand you (i.e. whiskey collins).
Whiskey, bitters, sugar and a splash of water make this complex cocktail seem much more simple than it is. Experiment with the type of whiskey used in this to see how flexible this drink can be. My personal favorite is a rye old fashioned.