Best 4 Whiskey Cocktails Every Man Should Know How to Mix

KKevin January 18, 2024 7:01 AM

Whiskey, the quintessential manly drink. It's rich, it's complex, it's a world of flavors in one glass. But when it comes to cocktails, whiskey is a true chameleon, capable of providing a solid base for a myriad of drinks. From classic concoctions to modern mixology, knowing how to mix a good whiskey cocktail is an art every man should master.

Get ready to transform your home into your personal speakeasy as we delve into the Top 4 Whiskey Cocktails Every Man Should Know How to Mix.

Old Fashioned

This is the epitome of a classic whiskey cocktail.


  • 50ml bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange twist for garnish

Method: Muddle the sugar cube and bitters with one bar spoon of water at the bottom of a chilled rocks glass. Add whiskey and ice. Stir well for about 30 seconds, garnish with an orange twist.


The Manhattan is another timeless whiskey cocktail with a bit more complexity.


  • 50ml rye whiskey
  • 20ml sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Method: Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Whiskey Sour

The Whiskey Sour is a mixologist's dream, perfectly balancing the sweet, sour, and strong.


  • 50ml bourbon
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 25ml simple syrup
  • Half an egg white (optional)
  • Cherry and lemon wheel for garnish

Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and a lemon wheel.

Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a refreshing whiskey cocktail, perfect for hot summer days.


  • 60ml bourbon
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Method: Muddle mint leaves and simple syrup in a chilled julep cup. Add bourbon and fill the cup with crushed ice. Stir until the cup is frosty. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

Now that you've got these recipes under your belt, you're well on your way to becoming a whiskey cocktail pro. Remember, the key to a great cocktail is quality ingredients - don't skimp on the whiskey. So go on, impress your friends, and raise a glass to the manly art of mixing whiskey cocktails.

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