Whiskey spans the globe in a broad range of styles, flavors and varieties. No matter where the bottle pours it seems the preferred manner of consuming the spirit is neat or on the rocks. However the vast flavor profile of each individual whiskey creates a wealth of opportunity for cocktail sampling and springboard for new creations.
Enjoy a few words of “whiskey wisdom” from spirited drinkers past and present. Whiskey cocktails represent a few whiskies from around the world.
“The true pioneer of civilization is not the newspaper, not religion, not the railroad – but whiskey!” – Mark Twain
1-1/2 ounce Overproof Bourbon
1/2 teaspoon Angostura Bitters
3 ounces Cola
Place ice in highball glass. Add bourbon and bitters. Stir. Top with cola. Serve with swizzle stick.
“I’m a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.” – Joel Rosenberg, Science Fiction/Fantasy Author
1 ounce Bourbon
1 ounce Rye Whiskey
1/8 to 1/4 ounce Grenadine
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Maraschino Cherry Garnish
Place liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Drop in maraschino cherry as garnish. Notation: To make this drink go long, add splash of club soda and serve in tall glass.
“Haven’t you learned yet that I put something more than whisky into my speeches?” – Winston Churchill
1-1/2 ounce Scotch
1/2 ounce Sweet Vermouth
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce Lime Juice
Orange & Lime Slices Garnish
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange and lime slices.
“We borrowed golf from Scotland as we borrowed whiskey. Not because it is Scottish, but because it is good.” – Horace Hutchinson, Golfer
Ring of Kerry
1-1/2 ounce Irish Whiskey
1 ounce Irish Cream
1/2 ounce Coffee Liqueur
Grated Chocolate Garnish
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with sprinkling of grated chocolate on top.
“Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won’t cure a cold.” – Jerry Vale, American Singer
1-1/2 ounce Canadian Whisky
1/2 ounce Southern Comfort
2 ounces Grapefruit Juice
1/4 ounce Pineapple Syrup
Grapefruit Twist & Maraschino Cherry Garnish
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with skewered cherry and fresh grapefruit twist.
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whisky is barely enough.” – Mark Twain
So pleasant on this side of the grave
It keeps the unhappy from thinking
And makes all the rest the more brave.”
-Toasts & Quotes
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