And for those over 21 Years of Age – The best whiskey cocktail recipes of all time.


Great whiskey cocktail recipes, like the recipes for great food, are coveted the world over. However, unlike food, great whiskey (and their related cocktails) did not originate from one specific region. While you would expect to find the best sushi in Japan or the best pasta in Italy, great whiskey can appear from anyplace on the globe. For this reason, when you are searching for the perfect whiskey cocktail recipe, the goal isn’t to find people from the right location. The goal is to talk to people from the right trade.
 

If you want to learn about the finest art, you talk to artists. If you want to find out about the most beautiful music, you talk to musicians. If you want to find the best whiskey cocktail recipes, you talk to distillers. Distillers are the people who make the whiskey from scratch. These are the experts, the people who know the product intimately because they have been consumed by it’s creation and the pursuit of it’s perfection for years, sometimes for decades.

At Brooks Grain, we happen to know a distiller or two. From them, we have compiled the best drink recipes in the world. They have come directly from the people responsible for making any cocktail’s most important ingredient: booze. We’ve scoured our contacts. We have beaten down doors and rung phones off the hook all for you – for the best recipes from the best artists.

Consider these our Recipes Of Success.

Because great whiskey and great cocktail recipes are continually being made, this list will never be complete. If you’ve discovered a recipe that should be added, drop us a note below. After all, one can never have too many great cocktail recipes.

Perfect Manhattan

2 oz blended whiskey 1/2 oz sweet vermouth 1/2 oz dry vermouth 1 dash bittersShake with ice to chill, pour into a low ball cocktail glass, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
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Classic Manhattan

3/4 oz sweet vermouth 2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey 1 dash  bitters 1 maraschino cherry 1 twist orange peelCombine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with 2 – 3 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir or shake gently so you won’t cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry.
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Rye Sour

2 oz bourbon whiskey 1 oz lemon juice 1/2 tsp superfine sugar 1 slice orange 1 maraschino cherry
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Bourbon Burger

 Burger Patties and Cheese:  30 ounces ground chuck (20 percent fat) 2 1/2 tablespoons bourbon (recommended: Bulleit brand) 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/4 teaspoons table salt 30 grinds fresh black pepper 6 ounces Dubliner cheese (Kerrygold brand), thinly sliced and divided into 6 (1-ounce) servings Sauteed Onions:  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (European style) 1 large Vidalia onio...
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Bourbon Iced Tea

3 cups fresh blackberries 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus mint sprigs for garnish 6 good-quality black tea bags good quality bourbon 
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Rye Rocks

Locate your favorite whiskey glass add ice pour Rye Enjoy!
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Blackberry Soda

1.5 oz Ole Smokey Blackberry Moonshine top off with soda water on ice
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Dark and Bloody Bourbon Mary

1 teaspoon salt / pepper / paprika mix 2 ounces Kentucky Bourbon 2 large lemon wedges 1 tablespoon Bourbon Barrel Aged Worcestershire Sauce 1 can (6 ounces) campbell’s tomato juice
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Manhattan Italiano

2 ounces bourbon reserve 1/2 once Tuaca 1/2 ounce triple sec 6 dashes of Orange bitters 1/2 ounce of white sweet vermouth
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Mint Julep

Ingredients: 4 cups bourbon 2 bunches fresh spearmint 1 cup distilled water 1 cup granulated sugar Powdered sugarDirections:To prepare mint extract, remove about 40 small mint leaves. Wash and place in a small bowl. Cover with 3 ounces bourbon. Allow the leaves to soak for 15 minutes. Then gather the leaves in paper toweling. Thoroughly wring the mint over the bowl of whisky. Dip the bundle again and repeat the process several times.To prepare simple syrup, mix 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cu...
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