Get ready to party like it’s prohibition with some wild whiskey cocktails! No matter how you spell it, it’s some great stuff. Because this famously transatlantic spirit spends time aging in barrels, it develops a hearty and smooth flavor, similar to Clint Eastwood’s handsome and charming flair. Whisky’s smokey and oakey flavor make it a fantastic and versatile medium, so you can dress your whisky drinks up for a classy night out at the speakeasy or dress them down for some home drinkin’ with the lads. We’ve put together a list of our sexiest whiskey cocktail recipes just for you.
Help! I’m a whiskey virgin, and I don’t know where to start!
Have no fear, Tipsy Bartender is here! You can’t go wrong with the whiskey cocktail classics, my friend. Start out with a solid Whiskey Sour or a Manhattan. They’re delicious and pretty easy to make with only three ingredients each. If you’re still intimidated when it comes to whiskey drinks, try out an Irish Coffee or a Fireball Apple Cider. These whisky cocktails only have two things in them, but if that’s still too complicated, you can still just drink it straight.
Wait, I thought this was the whiskey cocktail list. Some of these recipes call for Bourbon, Rye, and even specific brands!
Calm down, homeboy! Don’t get discouraged. There are a few different types of whisky, and the differences between them are really just what grains they’re made of and how they’re aged. Manufacturers distill whiskey from a fermented mash of cereal grains, and those grains can be malted or not. However, it does influence taste and texture, but at the end of the day, it’s all whiskey, baby. Use what you want in your whiskey cocktails because we don’t judge. Stay tipsy!
Hit me with a whiskey fact!
Like most distilled spirits, the initial use of whiskey was medicinal. During the American Prohibition Era, you could still purchase whisky, but only with the prescription of a doctor. All other whiskey cocktail consumption had to be in secret, and that’s okay because it’s the crime that makes it taste good. But if you want a bonus fact, National Bourbon Day is June 14th. How cool is that?
Whiskey Long Island
Flaming 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse Shot
This Flaming 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse Shot is downright devilish with real flames and dense whiskey potency.
If you're looking for a super tasty twist on the classic whiskey sour, you need to check out this Forbidden Sour.
Ladies of Manhattan
This Ladies of Manhattan cocktail is a rye whiskey mixology drink that'll excite all of you pro drink makers out there.
Here's another insanely tasty cocktail made by master mixologist, Bad Birdy: It's the Braveheart cocktail, and it'll never give up its freedom to delight your taste buds.
This Angry Badger drink is one of the simplest whiskey shooters out there.
Green Tea Shot
Go green with this Irish whiskey shot! Even though this Green Tea Shot doesn't actually contain green tea, it still somehow tastes as if it does.
420 Liquid Marijuana Jungle Juice
Get litty with this tropical melon rum punch recipe!
Pink Panty Dropper Punch
This beerified vodka lemonade will have you holding on to your panties. So grab a glass and sip on this perfect pink vodka punch recipe.
This berry vodka mixed drink is way tastier than the name suggests. Hydrate while you drink by combining vodka, Triple Sec, Mixed Berry Powerade, and lemon lime soda.
This luscious-tasting lagoon cocktail combines vodka, Blue Curaçao, lemonade, and lime juice.
Taste the Rainbow
Taste the rainbow with this colorful fruity layered vodka cocktail recipe.
Captain on Acid Shot
Whip up one or a few of these layered coconut rum shots. With pineapple juice, grenadine, and blue curacao, it’s one colorful shooter recipe.
Jamaican Rum Punch
This classic rum punch recipe is heavy on the punch with three types of rum, tropical fruit juices, and a splash of grenadine.
This classic tropical cocktail will have you feeling like its namesake with three types of rum, apricot brandy, pineapple and citrus juice, and a touch of grenadine.
With one side a strawberry daiquiri and the other a creamy pina colada, you can have the best of both worlds with this 2-in-1 fruity frozen cocktail.