Best Cocktails With Whiskey!

Whiskey is often known as the “Water of Life” in Scottish legend. This is because of its tradition and the method of preparation. Whiskey has been known to be one of the greatest drinks ever produced by mankind. 

There are so many types of Whiskey and several famous brands that continue to make them and sell them globally. Despite having several kinds of liquor in the world, Whiskey finds a special place among the drinking enthusiasts. 

Fine, now what? Well, we will look into some of the famous cocktails made from Whiskey.

What? Who will make cocktails from Whiskey? Whiskey is better served neat without any mixing drinks, isn’t it? 

True, but not true. Whiskey is best when tasted neat, but there are several cocktails with whiskey that are delicious.

It depends on the choice of whiskey you use to drink, like a Johnnie Walker or Jim beam or Jack Daniels ( in the case of Jack & Coke) and also lesser known brands like Chestnut Farms Bourbon or Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey.

To know more on Chestnut Farms bourbon, click here.

Water Moccasin Shot:

Water Moccasin Shot

The name, though resembling the infamous Snake, has nothing to do with it. On the other hand, the drink is so popular and made using Whiskey and a few other ingredients. 

Ingredients: Peach Schnapps, Crown Royal, Sweet & Sour Mix, Triple Sec

Click here for Water Moccasin Shot Recipe.


Manhattan Cocktail

This is a classic cocktail that most gentlemen prefer, because basically, just like Whiskey, Manhattan is considered traditional and gentleman-favored. Tasting just like Whiskey, this is a little bitter and gives you the feel of drinking a true liquor.

Ingredients: Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters

Old Fashioned:

Old Fashioned Cocktail

As the name suggests, this is an Old fashioned cocktail that even now older people love to have. With Whiskey at its heart, this drink has only a few bitters and sugar.

Ingredients: Whiskey, Bitters, Sugar, Orange peel


Highball Cocktail

This is yet another classic drink, made with only Whiskey and Ginger Ale. The drink is meant to be refreshing and smooth. You can also add up Club Soda if you like to make it light.

Ingredients: Whiskey (any type of Whiskey), Ginger Ale


Sazerac Cocktail

Rye whiskey is just about right with this cocktail and then you add up some bitters and liqueur (particularly Absinthe). You would also be adding some sugar to even out the bitterness.

Ingredients: Rye Whiskey, Bitters, Absinthe

Millionaire Cocktail:

Millionaire Cocktail

What a lovely name? Just makes you a millionaire, doesn’t it? Not sure, but it definitely makes you feel like one. Refreshing and fascinating.

Ingredients: Rye Whiskey (or) bourbon Whiskey, Orange Curacao, Grenadine, Raspberry Liqueur.

Bourbon Sidecar:

Bourbon Sidecar

This is a twist from Sidecar, because here you replace Gin with Bourbon. 

Rest all ingredients remain the same and the resultant drink is just equally fabulous.

Ingredients: Bourbon, Cointreau, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice


Godfather Cocktail

This has to be the OG of whiskey cocktails, doesn’t it? Yeah, if you think so. The drink uses just two ingredients – the bourbon and Amaretto which is the Italian Liqueur.

Ingredients: Bourbon, Amaretto