Whisky is a liquor made from mixed grains. It differs from vodka in the fact that it is usually made very strong at first. At a later stage, it is tapered with water before being bottled and sold.

Whisky is made all over the world now, but its main producers are still Scotland, the United States and Canada.


1 1/2 oz. whisky
1 oz. amaretto

The Godfather is a direct cocktail. To make one, pour the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass over the ice. This cocktail is usually not garnished.

Jack Collins

1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. sugar syrup
2 oz. whisky
fill with soda

The Jack Collins is the whisky variant of the Tom Collins cocktail. To make one, you pour the lemon juice, the sugar syrup and the whisky over ice, and fill with soda. You can garnish the drink with a slice of lemon and a stirrer.


4 or 5 drops of angostura bitters
1 oz. red vermouth
1 1/2 oz. bourbon (American whisky)

The Manhattan is another classic stirred cocktail. To make one, cool the ingredients in a separate glass for about ten seconds, and next serve, without ice, in a sours glass. A maraschino cherry is the usual garnish.

Mint julep

mint leaves
1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 oz. water
2 oz. bourbon (American whisky)
crushed ice

What I like most about the Mint Julep cocktail is the final appearance. You will read why in a moment. To make one, start by smashing some mint leaves. Next add some water, the sugar and stir. Once that's ready, put crushed ice in the glass and roll it with your hands until its walls get frosty. Once that happens, pour the bourbon and garnish with a bouquet of mint leaves, a little sugar on the leaves and a straw.

Whisky sour

1/2 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. sugar syrup
2 oz. whisky
1/2 oz white of an egg

To make a whisky sour, pour all the ingredients in a shaker and mix for about ten seconds. Next, serve, without ice in a sours glass.

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