Boys like whiskey. Mixed, straight up, on the rocks, Scotch, or Bourbon, I’ve never been naturally drawn to whiskey. Before recently I actually associated it with revulsion. However, before Dan, I had never really tried quality whiskey cocktails or quality whiskey for that matter. And I won’t say that I would pick a whiskey cocktail over a gin or vodka one, but man are whiskey cocktails a lot easier and more interesting to drink than straight up whiskey. Many of them are delicious, particularly this time of year when the warmth and smok
Smoked Hudson | The Kitchy Kitchen – The smokiest drink of the bunch, this cocktail actually calls for you to scorch an orange peel, cinnamon stick, and cloves. The cloves plus cinnamon combination is so comforting and it smells/tastes like the holidays.
Figgy Old Fashioned by The Kitchn | West Elm Blog – Credit Don Draper with bringing back this classic cocktail, but this Old Fashioned has a twist – fig bitters. I have no idea what fig bitters will do to an Old Fashioned but I love figs enough that I may have to make this for myself.
The Brow Burner | Saveur – I like the idea of ginger, orange, and whiskey playing together, it’s a logical combo that should cut the bite of the whiskey with a spicy finish. The perfect cocktail for warming up after a brisk autumn day.
Blackberry Basil Whiskey Smash | My Domaine – Whiskey gives you that warm feeling in your chest, but not all whiskey cocktails have to have a warm feel, they can be refreshing! Crushed ice, citrus, and whiskey paired with blackberry and basil is a great end of summer cocktail.
Morris Kitchen + A Cocktail Recipe | Sunday Suppers – Another refreshing cocktail, this time with grapefruit. You have the warmth of the bourbon mixed with brightness of the grapefruit and floral notes from the hibiscus.
Bourbon Flip Cocktail | Apartment 34 – This bourbon slip cocktail is simple and extremely seasonal, with apple spice syrup. It’s hard to imagine this not tasting like a delicious turned up apple cider, plus the frothy egg white makes it look so darn classy.
Irish Whiskey Affogato | Honestly Yum – A dessert and a cocktail? Why not! Irish whiskey kind of calls for it. The creamy vanilla ice cream with the chocolately coffee flavor and the caramel notes from the whiskey are a scrumptious combination.