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Cocktail Recipes

Most spirits can be used as the base for cocktails, including whiskey as the base for cocktails there are many models, in addition to pure, water and ice, but also occasionally you can change the fresh flavors.

Today to give you a few of the classic whiskey cocktails, the following attached modulation method.

01 Manhattan

There are many theories about the origin of the Manhattan cocktail.

Manhattan cocktail

In the eastern United States, it is believed to have been invented by Jenny, the mother of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

the mother of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

She was a well-known figure in New York social circles and once entertained her guests with this cocktail at a party for a presidential candidate she supported at the Manhattan Club.

In the western United States, people believe there is another legend: in 1840, a man named Ganyman, was wounded in a hotel, the hotel bartender saw his serious injuries and rushed to give him a glass of whiskey, with syrup refreshment.

This new concoction was later introduced to New York City, where it was added to vermouth and named after the downtown district "Manhattan".

▴ Ingredients

Bourbon or rye whiskey 45ml

Angostura bitters 2ml

Red Vermouth 15ml

One cherry

▴Making method

Pour all ingredients into a glass with ice and stir well. Strain the ice and pour it back into the glass, then place the cherry on the rim of the glass to decorate.

The best choice for this whiskey is American or Canadian whiskey. This cocktail is rich, sweet, and tasty, and is popular among women.

02 The Godfather


The Godfather is a gangster movie, released in 1972 in the United States.

The Godfather

The general plot of the movie is the development of the gangster family headed by Vito Don Corleone and the story of how Corleone's young son Mike succeeds his father as the leader of the gang.

The star of the movie, Marlon Brando, became the real Godfather in the memory of a generation, and he liked to drink a whiskey called "Godfather", which is also the origin of the name of this cocktail.

 a whiskey called "Godfather"

▴ Ingredients

Scotch whisky 45ml

Almond liqueur 15ml

3 to 5 ice cubes

1 red cherry

▴Making method

Add 3-5 ice cubes to an old-fashioned glass, add 45ml of Scotch whisky and 15ml of almond liqueur, stir well, and finish with a red cherry as a garnish.

The mellow aroma of the whisky combined with the bitter taste of the almonds, both of which are regulated by the ice to reach a balance point. With an alcohol content of around 25 degrees, it is more popular among men.

03 Whiskey Sour

The whiskey sour is a very special existence, with whiskey as the base, refreshing sweet and sour with the mellow aroma of whiskey grain.

Whiskey Sour

The taste is richly layered and will give a very new taste experience. There are many ways to make a whiskey sour, so here is a demonstration of the simplest kind.

▴ Ingredients

Bourbon whiskey (or other) 30ml

Lemon juice 30ml

Powdered sugar 1 teaspoon (5g)

1 handful of ice cubes

Lemon wedge

▴Making method

Put 30ml of whiskey, 30ml of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar, and a handful of ice cubes into a mixer and shake well (at least 10 seconds). The ice will chill the material.

Pour the mixture into a cocktail glass, garnish the top with a slice of lemon, and serve immediately!

04 Mint Julep

The Mint Julep was introduced to the United States from France and has now become a very classic American whiskey cocktail. It is very refreshing and refreshing to drink.

Mint Julep

▴ Ingredients

Mint leaves 4 sticks

High-quality homemade syrup 15ml

Bourbon whiskey 75ml

▴Making method

Place the syrup and mint in a Julep cup and use a mashing stick to release the smell of the mint and mix it with the syrup.

Add half a cup of good-quality crushed ice and half a portion of bourbon to the glass and stir to combine all the ingredients.

Mint Julep Making method

Add the crushed ice to the glass and pour in the other half of the bourbon, stirring well with a bar spoon until the walls of the glass are frosted.

Garnish with a small mint leaf and sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar.

This drink is filled with the coolness of mint and has a sweetness that eliminates the bitterness in your mouth, making it perfect for summer.

05 Irish Coffee

This is a drink that is both a coffee and a cocktail.

Irish Coffee

Legend has it that the first Irish coffee was born at an airport in 1942 when a flight from Ireland to the United States was delayed due to weather.

To warm up the waiting passengers, Joe Sheridan, the airport restaurant chef, prepared hot coffee and added Irish whiskey to it, topping it off with cream.

▴ Ingredients

Yellow sugar 10g (or 1-2 pieces of coffee cube sugar)

Black coffee 100ml

Irish whiskey 30-50ml

Light cream 20-30ml

(The point is: the ratio of black coffee to whiskey is 3:1 or 4:1 is most suitable)

▴ Modulation method

About the ingredients, the most important thing is the ratio of black coffee and whiskey is 3:1 or 4:1. the sophisticated bartender will first fill the quilt with hot water to preheat, pour out the hot water and put two spoons of sugar or two cubes of sugar first.

Irish Coffee Modulation method

Pour in 3/4 hot coffee, stir well and add Irish whiskey, and finally drizzle semi-whipped cream along the top of the cup is complete

This drink is a combination of coffee, whisky, and dessert, perfect for the winter months

06 Summary

After reading these cocktail practices, it is easy to find that it is more American whiskey as a base for the cocktail because American whiskey taste sweet, suitable for cocktail making.

If you're used to drinking whiskey in the usual way, you can try to taste whiskey in the way of cocktails, you can feel more fresh and rich flavor ~

Today's introduction of these whiskey cocktails is also very simple to make, they are either sweet and sour, or refreshing, and they have different ingredients, there are always more different levels of flavor to show, if you are interested, you can try to modulate their own


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