Different Ways to Drink Whiskey
What are the different ways to drink whiskey?
- Mix whiskey and cola together
- Enjoy the Manhattan cocktail
- Concoct some sweet whiskey lemonade
- Whiskey on the rocks
The amount of liquor the Philippines has to offer is huge, to say the least. From the every man’s beer to the most exquisite wines, quality liquor is not something the country will run out of, and there is more than enough for everyone to enjoy.
Alcoholic beverages are usually drunk straight, and they’re good just like that—however, people love cocktails, too, which are liquors mixed with other ingredients to make the tastes more exciting. Cocktails with tequila or vodka are the most popular ones, but one of the stronger types of alcohol—whiskey—is as good as a main ingredient as any, and can deliver unique tastes to your palate.
It’s a common belief that whiskey should only be drunk straight, presumably because it’s seen in television shows and films as something only a sophisticated man would drink. You can scratch that thought because there are plenty of other ways to drink whiskey, and all of them are great—and that’s what you will be reading about in this article.
Whiskey and Cola
Nobody knows exactly who or when this mixture was created, but everyone knows that these two are a match made in heaven. Plus, it is easy-to-make and a great cocktail for any occasion.
The cocktail is more popularly known as Jack and Coke—Jack Daniels whiskey and Coca-Cola, well, cola. The ingredients are easy to acquire:
Preparing it isn’t too hard either.
- Pour 1 part of whiskey over ice
- Pour 3 to 5 parts of cola until desired taste is achieved
And just like that, you have yourself a timeless cocktail on your hands—no shaker, strain, or significant effort needed. The best things about it are that it tastes good no matter what and that it’s a great way to get familiarized with whiskey and appreciate it even more.
The Manhattan is one of the more popular whiskey cocktails and is named after the most popular borough of New York City. The ingredients for this cocktail are:
- ¼ cup rye whiskey
- 2 tbsp. sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Pour all the ingredients into a glass filled with ice
- Stir vigorously and strain into a chilled glass
This particular cocktail is well-loved and popular for having the perfect balance of bitter, sweet, and boozy tastes. The Manhattan is both delicious and strong and should be one of the whiskey cocktails to try out first.
Sweet Whiskey Lemonade
Whiskey is a very strong type of liquor. Some people enjoy its taste but aren’t fans of the relatively large alcohol volume in it. Luckily, there’s a whiskey cocktail just for them: sweet whiskey lemonade. Below are the ingredients:
- 2 oz. whiskey
- 2 oz. triple sec
- 5 oz. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- 1 tsp. granulated sugar
- ½ tsp. apricot preserves
- 3 oz. tonic water
Here are the preparation instructions:
- Combine all ingredients, except tonic water, with ice and shake well
- Fill 2 glasses with ice and strain half of the mixture into each glass
- Top each glass off with ½ ounces of tonic water. Serve immediately
It’s sweet and refreshing, and it has that taste of whiskey people love too—perfect for the summer season.
On the Rocks
If you have seen many people drink whiskey with nothing but ice, then it must mean one thing: whiskey is really, really good. It’s strong and it’s smoky, but there’s more to whiskey than just that.
Sure, it isn’t for everyone—like all alcoholic beverages, it’s an acquired taste. After all, there are plenty of other types of liquor in the Philippines to choose from. However, whiskey is quality liquor and is technically immortal. Just pour some whiskey into a glass with ice and sip, and let your mouth absorb all the great flavors the drink is composed of.
While whiskey is a great-tasting alcoholic beverage on its own, it can also be an excellent ingredient in cocktails that are sure to give anyone a good time. With its unique flavors and texture, there are many ways to drink whiskey, and none of them will disappoint you. Whether it be a classic cocktail or a modern one, drinks mixed with whiskey always have the potential to be the perfect drink.