Whiskey Smash cocktail

Whiskey Smash

Spirit Used: Whiskey

Whiskey Smash is a classic cocktail made with Muddled Lemon Wedges, Bourbon, Mint Leaves and Simple Syrup. It was also called the “Old-Fashioned Whiskey Sour”. The recipe was developed by George J. Kappeler, who was a bartender in Detroit, Michigan. Th …

Whiskey Sour cocktail

Whiskey Sour

Spirit Used: Whiskey

The Whiskey Sour is a classic cocktail. It was created in the 1860s by O. H. Byron at the Manhattan Club in New York City, NY. It became popular after the repeal of Prohibition, and was added to bartender guides by 1930. It is made with two ingredients …

Whimsy cocktail


Spirit Used: Whiskey

Whimsy is a new and improved version of the classic cocktail, the Mimosa. It is perfect for those who love to start their day off with a freshly squeezed orange juice and champagne. A lot of people think that this drink dates back to the 1800s, but tha …

Ward 8 cocktail

Ward 8

Spirit Used: Whiskey

The Ward 8 cocktail is a mix of whiskey, brandy, raw sugar, and fruit juice. It is the oldest known bourbon cocktail in print. The origins of this drink are disputed but it is generally accepted that it was created by Robert Brown in 1872 at the Occide …

Vermillion cocktail


Spirit Used: Whiskey

The Vermillion cocktail is the perfect drink for the holiday season. It is Christmasy and red just like Christmas, but it also has a grapefruit flavor that brings out the citrus in the drink. It was created in 2008 by bartender Liza Weisstuch who now r …

Southern Lady cocktail

Southern Lady

Spirit Used: Whiskey

Southern Lady is a long drink, which combines the best of both worlds. It was created by bartender Frank Meier sometime during the 1920s while he was working at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. One day, Meier came across strawberry syrup and …

Rusty Nail cocktail

Rusty Nail

Spirit Used: Whiskey

The Rusty Nail is a cocktail which was created by mixologist Harry MacElhone in 1922, in honour of the singer and actor Hoagy Carmichael. The drink contains one part Drambuie Scotch whisky to two parts iced tea. It is garnished with a lemon peel. This …

Sazerac cocktail


Spirit Used: Whiskey

The history of the Sazerac goes back to New Orleans in the 1850s. The original recipe was called ‘Sazerac-de-Forge et Fils’ and contained cognac, sugar, absinthe, Peychaud’s Bitters and water. This drink has been around for over 160 years but has only …

Scotch and Soda cocktail

Scotch and Soda

Spirit Used: Whiskey

The scotch and soda is a simple, yet elegant cocktail that is often overlooked in favor of more popular drinks. One of its most distinguishing features is the use of scotch whiskey instead of bourbon or rye. It originated in India, but it has become kn …

Seelbach cocktail


Spirit Used: Whiskey

The Seelbach has a rich cocktail history. It dates back to the early 20th century, when it was invented at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky by Henry C. Ramos, who was known as “The Ambassador of Mixing.” Ramos worked at the hotel from 1898 un …