Easy-to-make Whisky Cocktails for Starters

Whisky Cocktails

Before you ask us if that’s really possible, think of the time we have had in quarantine at home. It gave us an opportunity (or perhaps forced us) to use whatever we had in the fridge and pantry to make our cocktails and sides.

So, if you feel like mixing a cocktail to keep away the winter chills but are in a Catch 22 situation about stepping out and getting the ingredients, we have you covered, quite literally. Here are the three cocktails you can make from simple kitchen ingredients.

Whisky Smash

Whisky Cocktails

One of the easiest cocktails to fix white winds and make it sunny again, the Whisky Smash will keep you warm and cozy in your cocoon. You only need a handful of regular kitchen ingredients to fix this cocktail.

  • 60 ml Chivas Regal Whisky
  • 100 ml lemonade
  • A quarter cup of diced cucumber
  • Half a lemon cut into wedges
  • Fresh mint sprigs
  • Ice (optional)

Fix the cocktail by muddling the mint, lime and cucumber at the bottom of a whisky glass. Add the Jameson whisky and top it off with the lemonade. Garnish if you wish, with lemon wedges, a cucumber wheel or some mint sprigs.

Spiked Apple

Whisky Cocktails

You can eternally sip this simple whisky cocktail and never have enough of it. The Spiked Apple is a mix of green apple juice and your favorite whisky (ours is Chivas). We love this whisky cocktail because it’s easy to replicate and delicious in flavor. Also, it’s a great entry level cocktail for those getting into making whisky cocktails at home.

  • 30 ml Chivas Regal Whisky
  • 60 ml Freshly pressed green apple juice
  • An apple fan/wedge to garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks to garnish

Mix the Chivas Regal Whisky with the apple juice and shake it well. Use the apple fan and cinnamon sticks to garnish and serve your guests with delightful sweetness and aroma.

The Smoky Sour

Whisky Cocktails

Last but not the least, the Smoky Sour is an easy-to-make cocktail that complements the spicey flavor of your whisky. What’s more? The tradition of mixing sours dates back to the mid-1800s and has inspired classic whisky cocktails like the Sidecar and the Daiquiri.

Mix the ingredients in a shaker. Give it a vigorous shake (put your arm to work) for 15 seconds. Strain the mix in a tumbler and garnish with lemon. If the sun’s up, you can add some ice as well.

Food Complements

In case you are also on the lookout for some food accompaniments with these easy-to-make cocktail recipes, try your hand at making sourdough bread or a three-cheese grilled sandwich to accompany your homemade cocktail.

So, there’s really no need to step out if you know your way around the kitchen. With a little nudge (of ours) in the right direction, you can create plenty of exciting cocktails without needing fancy ingredients or instructions. Keep following our blogs for more exciting cocktail recipes.

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