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Whiskey in the Jar

Best cocktails with whiskey

By Rasma RaistersPublished about a month ago 3 min read

Whiskey is an amber liquid that comes in many ways like rye, bourbon, and Scotch. It has a range of tastes like oaky, smoky, spicy, or sweet. Whiskey is made from fermented grain mash. Various grains are used among them barley, corn, rye, and wheat. It is aged in wooden casks typically made of charred white oak.

Among the most popular whiskey brands are Jim Beam, Glen Livet, Canadian Club, and Johnny Walker.

Benton’s Old Fashioned made its debut in a NYC speakeasy. The cocktail is a mix of bacon-infused bourbon, maple syrup, and two dashes of Angostura.

Blood and Sand cocktail was created in the 1930s after the drink made its debut in 1922 in the Rudolph Valentino movie “Blood and Sand”. The cocktail is a mix of Scotch, cherry Herring, sweet vermouth, and orange juice.

Bobby Burns is a cocktail that is a mix of Scotch, sweet vermouth, and Benedictine liqueur.

Boulevardier cocktail comes from the Prohibition Era. It is prepared with bourbon, Campari, and sweet vermouth on the rocks.

Cameron’s Kick was created in 1922 and is featured in “ABC of Mixing Cocktails” by Harry MacElhone. It is a mix of Scotch whiskey, Irish whiskey, lemon juice, and orgeat (orange bitters).

Emerald is a delicious cocktail prepared with Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters.

Irish Coffee is a great way to warm up. It is prepared with coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and topped with freshly whipped cream.

John Collins is a cocktail that is prepared with whiskey, freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda.

Kentucky Maid is a cocktail referred to as a cross between the Whiskey Smash and the Mint Julep. It is made with bourbon, simple syrup, and lime juice, cucumber slices, and mint leaves.

Manhattan is a popular cocktail. It is made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, Usually garnished with a maraschino cherry.

Mint Julep was created in the late 1700s. Since the 1930s it has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. The cocktail is a mix of Kentucky whiskey, simple syrup, and mint.

New York Sour is an interesting variation of the classic Whiskey Sour. The cocktail has dry red wine floating on top of whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, and an egg white blend.

Old Fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails in history, The drink is a mix of bourbon or rye, simple syrup, and Angostura bitters.

Pickleback is a cocktail creation from Brooklyn, New York. It is a mix of Irish whiskey and pickle juice. It is particularly great with a beer chaser.

Rob Roy comes from the 19th century, where it was created at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The drink is a mix of scotch, Angostura bitters, and sweet vermouth.

Rusty Nail is an interesting cocktail made with scotch and honey Drambuie liqueur served over ice.

Scofflaw is a cocktail made with rye, dry vermouth, fresh lemon juice, and a touch of grenadine.

Toronto was originally referred to as the Fernet Cocktail. It became popular in the 1920s. It is a bitter drink prepared with rye, Fernet-Branca, and Demerara syrup. It is then stirred with Angostura bitters.

Whiskey Smash is prepared by muddling lemon in a cocktail shaker and adding bourbon, simple syrup, and ice. Then shake well and pour over rocks.

Whiskey Sour is a classic cocktail. The cocktail is a mix of whiskey, simple syrup, and any kind of citrus.

Vieux Carre is a cocktail that originated in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. The cocktail is a mix of rye, Cognac, sweet vermouth, a spoonful of Benedictine, and Angostura and Peychaud bitters. It is both a bitter and sweet cocktail and very potent,

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Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs on Wordpress. Please follow me on Twitter.

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