Here’s Why Whiskey Is The New Vodka

November 17, 2016

Whiskey. Is. In.  

Whether you want to have a stiff drink at the end of the day or make a delicious, extra-boozy cocktail, there is one spirit bartenders say is the biggest up-and-comer in the cocktail world: whiskey.

Whiskey is an insanely underrated beverage with a plethora of health benefits – just like tequila. When it was originally created back in the 13th century, it was actually used by monks to treat diseases. Who’da thunk it?!

Besides being seriously low carb and delish, research has found drinking small amounts of single-malt whiskeys can even help prevent cancer. In fact, when consumed in moderation, whiskey can lower your chance of having a stroke, reduce your risk of developing heart disease and even lower your risk of developing dementia.

The word whiskey actually means ‘water of life’ – basically, everything points to the dark horse of the spirit world being a top alcoholic option. So to really give whiskey a chance to become your fave drink of all time, give these simple, tasty cocktails a try…

Rye-Talian 

1

What you’ll need:

Shot of Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

Cap full of Cascara Campari

Cap full of Potato Maple

Tbsp blood orange and rhubarb marmalade

Soda water, to top

How to make it:

1. Whip ingredients (except soda) together to combine into a syrup.

2. Fine strain and build all ingredients in a highball glass.

3. Add ice, top with soda and garnish with a slice of blood orange.

Red Rye Manhattan 

3

What you’ll need: 

Shot of Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

1/2 shot of Sweet Vermouth

1 dash of Angostura bitters

How to make it: 

1. Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass, fill glass with ice, stir and strain into a coupette glass.

2. Garnish with a twist of orange and a maraschino cherry.

Rye and Dry 

4

What you’ll need: 

1/2 shot of Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

Ginger Ale, to top

Basil leaves, to garnish

How to make it: 

1. Pour ingredients over plenty of ice and add one basil leaf into the serve.

2. Use another large leaf as garnish.

New Yorker

5

What you’ll need:

Shot of Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

1/2 shot of lemon juice

1/3 shot of Grenadine

Cap full of sugar syrup

How to make it: 

1. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupette glass.

2. Garnish with an orange twist.

Images via Johnnie Walker.

Comment: What is your fave whiskey cocktail? 

 

 

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