The best fruit juices to mix with whisky

Ever heard someone asking the bartender for an Irish redhead? You might find yourself turning around to look for one yourself. Well, you may have heard it right, but you won’t see any redhead walking in. Except that the bartender would get busy mixing your favorite whisky with some grenadine and lime.

Surprised? If you have always been ‘on the rocks’ kind of drinker, perhaps it’s time to try something new. Because whisky and fruit juices make some great combinations. Read more to find out.

Apple and Grenadine Juice

Apple and Grenadine Juice

Two of the most common fruits used in whisky cocktails are apples and grenadine. Both juices complement the smooth taste of a whisky with their aromatic and mellow palate.

In case, you are still looking for that Irish Redhead, we have it here. It is made using an Irish Whiskey (e.g., Jameson), mixed with grenadine (syrup made from pomegranate), a healthy dash of Sprite, lemon and lime juice to add the zest. Then there’s the Apple Whisky Cocktail, made using freshly cubed apples, infused in whisky, sweet vermouth and cherry liqueur and a splash of grenadine. You can also skip the cubed apples and go for apple juice instead.

Grapefruit Juice

Grapefruit Juice

Yes. Grapefruit juice has made a comeback with the Brown Derby, the classic cocktail that has its origins in Los Angeles. Grapefruit for the uninitiated, is the sourest fruit in the Citrus family. Its sourness has earned it the moniker “the forbidden fruit.” Grapefruit juice is a great mixer for sweeter whiskies like Ballantine’s, because you know, opposites attract.

Passion Fruit Juice

Passion Fruit Juice

If you love new mixes, try passion fruit extracts, lime juice, mint, ice, orange slice (for garnish) and angostura bitters with your favorite whisky. Pour this fruity whisky drink in a copper tumbler (as the metal adds a unique tinge of flavor) for an added punch. Wondering which whisky would go well with passion fruit? Well, Chivas Regal 18-years-old makes the perfect complement to Passion Fruit juice in our opinion.

Peach Juice

Peach Juice

Peach and Whisky?

Well, yes, peach is a great fruit juice to mix with whisky. If you are flirting with ideas for some new cocktails, peach juice cocktails might be it. If you can’t find peach juice, peach jam (yup!) would also do the trick. Add some mint leaves and a simple syrup and there you have it, a peachy whisky mix. Do remember to serve it chilled as the mix might overwhelm your tastebuds at room temperatures.

Well then, what are you waiting for, go ahead and try them out!

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