Top Ten Best Whiskey Cocktails/Mixed Drinks

Whiskey has made a resurgence in the last few years and there are many reasons why. From drinking a single malt to a bourbon, whiskey comes in many flavors and varieties which lends itself perfectly to the complexities of a mixed drink or cocktail.

Below are the best whiskey mixed drinks (so this list does not include any straight whiskeys or brands without an added ingredient) for you to try making at home or to order the next time you're out at the bar.

The Top Ten

1 Old Fashioned

There's a reason this drink is "old". It's wonderfully balanced and pulls out the flavor of the whiskey perfectly.

1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Water
Ice
2 oz. rye whiskey
Orange peel (for garnish)

2 Hot Blooded

Add some spice to your cocktail with this beautiful drink.

1 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice
2 tbs Agave
1/2 cup whiskey
1 medium sized jalapeno, chopped, stem removed (about 2 tbs)

3 Sazerac

Dating from 1850 New Orleans, this drink has a colorful history. Don't let the Absinthe fool you, this drink won't give you hallucinations or drive you crazy. It'll just taste good.

1/3 oz Absinthe
1 3/4 oz Cognac
One sugar cube
Three dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Rye whiskey

4 Whiskey Sour

The perfect into drink to whiskey cocktails, this staple is good any time of year.

1 1/2 oz. bourbon whiskey
1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1 maraschino cherry

5 Manhattan

Another staple of the bartender, this drink is good anywhere you order it.

1/4 cup rye whiskey
2 tablespoons sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters

6 Remember the Maine

A hidden jem, this drink might make the bartender give you a second glance but if they don't know it, you should teach them.

2 oz. rye whiskey
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth (I used Carpano)
1/4 oz. Cherry Heering
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Absinthe (for a rinse)

7 Sriracha Hot Toddy

Just like a regular hot toddy but with a kick in the face.

2 oz Whiskey
1 Tablespoon Honey
4 oz Water
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
Dash of Sriracha

8 The Revolver

It almost tastes like a breakfast drink but don't let the coffee fool you.

2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Coffee Liquer
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Garnish with a strip of Orange zest

9 Glasgow Cocktail

Spicy and bitter, this drink will wake you up and mellow you out at the same time.

1 Part Dry Vermouth
1 Part Scotch Whisky
3 Dashes Bitters
3 Dashes Pastis

10 Tom and Jerry

Replace your eggnog with this beauty.

6 eggs, separated and room temperature
2 1/4 cups superfine sugar, divided
Salt to taste (just a small pinch)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup powdered milk
Boiling water
Whiskey
Nutmeg

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