Learn how to make Top 5 Whisky based cocktails
Trickiest base ingredient to use in cocktails with a twist.
Whisky is the trickiest base ingredient to use in cocktails. The rich, sweet woody flavour of American Whiskey such as bourbon and rye , fruitiness of Canada whisky are better in this respect than Scotch.
For all recipes 1 measures taken as the standard bar measure, that is 25ml and standard 1/2 measure term used in the recipe.
Please no 1/2 is in measure not 1 full or 2 full.
2 measure rye whiskey
1/4 measure /1tsp dry vermouth
1/4 measure sweet red vermouth
1-Pour the whiskey and vermouths into a bar glass half-full of ice. Stir well for 30 seconds to mix and chill.
2-Strain on the rocks or straight up into a chilled cocktail glass.
3-Add small strip of lemon rind , tie it into a knot help release the oils from the rink and drop it into the cocktail.
4-Add Maraschino cherry with its stake left intact to finish the drink.
15ml /1 tsp caster sugar it should be superfine
8-10 fresh mint leaves
2/3 measure /1 tsp hot water
2 measure bourbon
1-Place sugar in a bar glass
2-Tear mint leaves into small pieces and add them to the sugar. Bruise them with a pestle or use muddler to release their flavor and colour.
3-Add hot water and grind well together , spoon into a highball glass or any cocktail glass half-fill with crushed ice
4- Add bourbon, stir until the outside of the glass has frosted, allow to stand for couple of minutes until ice melts slightly and dilutes the drink.
2 measure Canadian whisky or Scotch
5ml / 1 tsp super fine caster sugar
juice of half lime
1-Stir all ingredients vigorously with ice in a pitcher and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
2-Squeeze a twist of lemon over the drink but don't drop in it.
1 -1/2 measure Bourbon
3/4 measure / 3 tsp Cointreau
1/2 egg white
1-Shake all ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
2-Garnish with half slice of lemon.
2 dash Angostura bitters
2 dash Grenadine
2 measure Bourbon or Rye whiskey
1- Half fill a bar glass with ice cube and add the Angostura bitters , Grenadine and whisky and stir well to chill.
2- Place some ice cubes in small tumbler glass or whisky glass and pour the cocktail over it.
3- Garnish it with maraschino cherry.
Test the recipe before serving and in 5th cocktail if you want to make it a long cocktail you can add mineral water or soda but recipe goes without it.