Master Your Whisky: 10 Whisky-Based Mixers and How To Make Them

5. Sweet Whisky Lemonade

Andy Player Whiskey Coleen Garcia 10 Whiskey-Based Mixers Recipes How To Make Them

What you need:

  • 2 ounces whisky
  • 1 and ½ ounces lemon juice
  • ⅔ ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces triple sec
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon apricot preserves
  • 3 ounces tonic water

What to do: Combine the whisky, lemon juice, lime juice, triple sec, sugar, and apricot preserves into a shaker with ice. Shake well. Fill two glasses with ice and strain half of the drink mixture into each glass. Finally, top each glass off with 1 and ½ ounces of tonic water. Serve immediately.

4. Irish Coffee

Andy Player Whiskey Coleen Garcia 10 Whiskey-Based Mixers Recipes How To Make Them

What you need:

  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 and a half ounces of whisky
  • Slightly whipped heavy cream

What to do: Pre-heat your mug by filling it with hot water. Then empty it once hot. Now, pour the coffee into the mug until it’s about 3/4 full, before adding the brown sugar. Stir well. You can now add the whisky and top off with the whipped heavy cream. Be sure to serve hot.

An easier way to make Irish Coffee, on the other hand, is to simply add a shot of whisky to your regular cup of joe.

3. Whisky & Cola

Andy Player Whiskey Coleen Garcia 10 Whiskey-Based Mixers Recipes How To Make Them

What you need:

  • Whisky
  • Cola
  • Ice

What to do: Mix 2 parts cola and 1 part whisky into a glass, and adjust according to taste. Ice it up and enjoy.

Whisky and Cola is a favorite among younger drinkers. The cola drowns out most of the strong taste of alcohol, which makes it easier to drink. If you’re just learning to drink whisky, this is the way to get acquainted.

2. On the Rocks

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What you need:

  • Whisky
  • Ice cubes

What to do: Pour whisky into a wide-rimmed glass. Pro tip: your whisky should only be as high as the width of your two fingers. Just one ice cube is recommended to preserve the flavor of the whisky, but feel free to add up to 3-4 ice cubes if you think it’s too strong.

If you can handle it, there is no better way to truly enjoy whisky than to drink it without the mixes. You can have it on the rocks, meaning with ice.

1. Neat & Straight Up

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…from the bottle. Because you are a bad-ass and no one can tell you what you can’t do.

What you need:

  • A bottle of whisky
  • Your A-game

What to do: Buy a bottle of whisky, take the cap off, and drink up.

By the way, if you’re not sure what whisky to buy, we like Andy Playervanilla and orange marmalade are its most present flavors, however not overwhelming. And the hint of dried berries and maple syrup in it add a velvety, smooth finish on your palate, too.

It’s been said that drinking whisky is same as the process of getting into a romantic relationship. You have to start by letting it breathe. And then you have to dance with it a little, just like when you swirl your glass to allow a bit more of the alcohol in your whisky to evaporate. And don’t forget to take it nice and slow. Sip slowly to avoid the alcohol burn, but most importantly, to savor the flavor much better.

But, like with people, if you’d like to really get to know your whisky, keep things simple every once in a while. Enjoy your whisky neat. Don’t add anything more. For the rest, though, you have this list to always keep things fresh and exciting.

Andy Player Whiskey Coleen Garcia 10 Whiskey-Based Mixers Recipes How To Make Them

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