The Wine and Spirits CellarPopular Whiskey Cocktails

August 20, 2022
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Popular Whiskey Cocktails

It’s the season for Whisky and Bourbon.  Come shop your favorite Whisky or Bourbon here at the Wine and Spirits Cellar and try some of these recipes!

The Godfather

Ingredients: Scotch whisky and amaretto
 
Traditionally, the Godfather of all cocktails is 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.

Lynchburg Lemonade

Ingredients: Jack Daniel’s, triple sec, Angostura bitters, lemon juice, simple syrup, soda water
 
You can substitute in any bourbon. This long drink was named after the town in Tennessee that is home to the Jack Daniels distillery.
 
Created and named by a restaurant in Alabama. This restaurant 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.

Rusty Nail

Ingredients: Scotch whisky, Drambuie
 
This is one for the people that can’t get enough whisky. It is only whisky, served with a whisky-based liqueur.
 
The origins of the name are unknown. Also, they were up for debate during the first stage of its life. After a nod from the chairwoman of Drambuie in The New York Times in 1963 things settled once and for all. Some say it was named because of the headache it’ll give you the morning after the night before – like you’ve hit your head on a rusty nail.
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