Cocktails are one of the best ways to enjoy alcohol. Whether you're relaxing at home, hosting a get-together or just looking for ways to brighten up your day, a glass of delicious cocktail can instantly put you in a great mood. Don't you agree? With the weekend just around the corner, we have all the more reason to whip up some interesting cocktails at home. If you're someone who enjoys drinking whiskey but believes that it can only be enjoyed straight up, then let us prove you wrong. Here are some classic whiskey cocktails paired with refreshing ingredients that whiskey lovers will surely relish. So, grab your shaker, put on your favourite music, and let's mix it up!
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Here're 6 Whiskey-Based Cocktails That You Should Try This Weekend:
1. Whiskey Sour (Our Recommendation)
Let's start the list with our favourite cocktail - whiskey sour. This classic cocktail is made with whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, and optionally, a dash of egg white. It is typically served over ice and garnished with an orange slice or a cherry. The egg white gives this drink its creamy and frothy texture. Click here for the full recipe.
2. Old Fashioned
Another popular whiskey cocktail that you must try is Old Fashioned. To make this cocktail, muddle the orange peels, sugar and Angostura bitters together, then top it with some ice cubes and Bourbon whiskey and enjoy! We bet you will want to try this recipe again and again! Find the full recipe here.
3. Mint Julep
Mint julep is a bourbon cocktail and makes for a perfect party starter. All you have to do is add bourbon whiskey, mint leaves, lemon wedges and crushed ice in a glass, and give it a nice swirl. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and there you have it, a refreshing mint julep. Click here for the full recipe.
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4. Irish Coffee
No list of whiskey cocktails can be complete without Irish coffee. Made by combining Irish whiskey with coffee, whipping cream and a hint of sugar, you simply won't be able to resist this bewitching combination. It is easy to make, super indulgent and tastes divine! Find the full recipe here.
5. Pure Sin
If you like your whiskey cocktail with a hint of sweetness, Pure Sin is the recipe for you. Loaded with crushed ice, strawberries, raspberries, cream, and a chocolate cigar on the side, we are sure you'll love this cocktail! Want to give it a try? Click here for the full recipe.
This unique cocktail is made with single malt whiskey, almond liqueur, coffee liqueur, mint liqueur, milk and sugar. It's a 10-minute preparation that will prove to be a stellar addition to your next dinner party. Garnish with cherries and enjoy! Find the full recipe here.
Whip up these whiskey cocktails this weekend and share your experience with us in the comments section below. Happy Weekend!
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.