Miss your bartender? Here are five easy whisky cocktail recipes for you!
Self-isolating for weeks at a stretch is easier said than done. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to find resilience in our souls, and unite (only in spirit – please practice social distancing) to fight a common enemy. These are tough times, and none of us are well-equipped with staying indoors this way.
People all over the world are coping with self-isolation in their own unique ways, and some of us have even begun working from home more than ever before. As we slowly come to terms with the oddly unsettling longing for our workplace, the proverbial ‘all work and no play’ predicament comes to mind.
The Whiskypedia would like to urge you to not let the lines between work and play be blurred. Making time for yourself is paramount during this tragic and unprecedented global catastrophe. While you are being responsible by self-isolating and helping our brave healthcare workers flatten the curve, do not forget to take a moment and unwind.
Since you are bringing your work home with you, it is only natural for you to bring the party too! Put on some music, fix a few cocktails for you and your roommates to make the most of your time together. There can never be a better time to invent some cool social distancing dance moves – just saying!
Here are 5 Whisky Cocktail Recipes in Times of Self Isolation
As the saying goes – When life gives you lemons, make cocktails – or something like that.
The Irish Lemonade
If there is one thing to look forward to during the unrelenting and cruel Indian summers, it is the soothing comfort of the Irish Lemonade. This instant whiskey cocktail is the added incentive in times like these when ingredients are scant, and the urge to drink whiskey keeps tugging at you.
The best part about the Irish Lemonade is that you can have plenty of it all at once if you’re stuck at home with a roommate, or your entire family, and you know they are going to love it. If you have been self-isolating all alone, the Irish Lemonade can also help you conjure a few leprechauns to keep you company. All you need to whip up a quick glass, or a jug (no judgement) of Irish Lemonade are four ingredients, and one of those is WHISKEY!
As the name suggests, the Irish Lemonade is typically prepared with an Irish whiskey, and most often with Jameson Irish whiskey. If you only have Indian whisky at hand, you can use the amazing Blenders Pride, or Royal Stag as an alternative. They are both perfect whiskies for a cocktail like the Irish Lemonade.
A hot summer day can immediately be made better with a tall glass of chilled ice tea. Nearly all of us have our different preferences when it comes to iced tea, but you cannot possibly hate it. Now if you do know someone that hates iced tea, we can bet they won’t hate our second pick for the perfect lockdown cocktail – the Spiked Iced Tea!
There is almost nothing on the face of the planet that cannot be made better by adding whisky to it. If someone disagrees with you on that one, you can stop seeing them because we do not need that kind of negativity in our lives.
The Spiked Iced Tea is the perfect summer whisky cocktail because it is simple, it is easy and most of all, it is absolutely delicious! The Spiked Iced Tea couldn’t be more perfect, except during this unfortunate lockdown its short list of ingredients and minimalist recipe make it simply irresistible.
Start making your own large batch of Spiked Iced Tea with a simple recipe you can find here
The Old Fashioned is one of those timeless whisky cocktails that have been named just right. This whisky cocktail is just so easy to make that it has endured for over two centuries! Not to mention the fact that it’s the one of the best sipping cocktails to enjoy when you have company.
There are a lot of people who love sipping on a whisky cocktail instead of chugging on a tall Long Island Iced Tea, and the Old Fashioned is just the right fit for them. The best part about the Old Fashioned is that it does not require any elaborate contraptions or bar tools. You can fix yourself a glass of goodness within a matter of minutes!
Don’t have the largest whisky collection known to mankind? No reason to worry. Find cocktails too complicated to make? Relax! Don’t want to end up washing a dish load of spoons and glasses later? We have got you covered. Bonus fun fact – The Old Fashioned cocktail is the reason the Lowball tumbler glass was named ‘the Old Fashioned glass.’
Want to try out the Old Fashioned? You can find the easiest recipe here.
One cannot possibly imagine the best summer whisky cocktail without two ingredients – Lime & Mint! Of course you don’t need us to be Captain Obvious and say ‘ICE’ do you?
The Mint Julep is an immensely popular drink in places with a hot weather. In fact, Mint Julep is the official cocktail at the Kentucky Derby, and the unofficial Bourbon capital of the world gets quite hot during the summer.
Now we know it could be difficult to have the choicest of base spirits for your cocktails during a lockdown. Some great whisky, sugar syrup, mint leaves and lots of ice are all you need for a refreshing summer drink. Being a responsible citizen does not mean you cannot enjoy a whisky cocktail. You have earned the right!
Now if our whisky lovers with a sweet tooth were under the impression that we would forget them, they were terribly misinformed. The Whiskypedia always believes in saving the best for last and what better than the Irish Coffee Flip. All the goodness you could possibly imagine, combined into a chilled glass of sinful indulgence.
The Irish sure love their whisky, and if you are Irish at heart *wink wink*, you know what we are talking about. Of course the presence of whiskey isn’t the only thing to love about this cocktail, since it also has two universally beloved ingredients – coffee and whipped cream!
The Irish Coffee Flip has a lot going for it. The fact that it needs only four ingredients and can be prepared in less than five minutes are our favourite things about it. Oh and the fact that there is whiskey in there. Actually our most favourite thing about the Irish Coffee Flip is that it has whiskey in it.
Want to enjoy the delightful Irish Coffee Flip on a perpetually long indoor vacation? Click here.
Take it easy and enjoy these instant whisky cocktails with your loved ones. Stay indoors and stay safe.