In case you missed it, The Drink Business has whiskey cocktails as some of the most popular cocktails of the past year! Here are a few of those featured on their list that you can make this weekend, in time for the big game!
"Ingredients: Scotch whisky and amaretto
Traditionally, the Godfather of all cocktails is served on the rocks, with equal parts Scotch and amaretto. If that isn’t a delicious route to a hellish hangover, I don’t know what is.
It may be tempting to try this sweet concoction as it’s served in many modern establishments – drowning in both ice and some form of wannabe-cola drink. But it’s so much better just served with a couple of friendly ice-cubes, letting the spirits do all the hard work for you." - The Drinks Business
"Ingredients: Jack Daniel’s, triple sec, Angostura bitters, lemon juice, simple syrup, soda water
Although you can susbstitute in any bourbon, this long drink was named after the town in Tennesse that is home to the Jack Daniels distillery.
It was created and named by a restaurant in Alabama, who consequently took the distillery itself to court for allegedly pinching his recipe. The restaurateur won the court case, but wasn’t given any of the $13million he claimed in damages, save for a one dollar note from the judges own pocket.
In any case, drinking this fresh cocktail is a lot less stressful that it clearly was to come up with it." - The Drink's Business
"Ingredients: Rye whiskey, absinthe, bitters, and a sugar cube.
Absinthe and whiskey. There’s a bit of a trend appearing that the more popular the cocktail the more lethal it seems to be. The main ingredient was originally Sazerac Cognac, and while the brandy was replaced, the name remained.
It can be served straight up or with ice, but the one essential part is the peel. Lemon or orange, just a twist lifts the flavour slightly away from the intensity of the absinthe." - The Drink's Business