Whiskey is one of those spirits that has a real love/hate reputation.

For some, there is no better cocktail than a simple glass of bourbon on the rocks or a neat little scotch on hand while they wind down after work. For others it’s the party-ender. That “one drink too many” that can turn a great night sour.

No matter what group you fall into, there are so many different ways to use whiskey in cocktails that any skeptic can be converted.

For some, a cold refreshing citrus style drink is the way to go.

 

Bourbon and Elderflower Lemonade
Serves 1
A light, floral and citrus inspired cocktail to introduce anyone to whiskey
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134 calories
7 g
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170 g
3 g
7 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
170g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 7g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
1%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 shot elderflower liqueur
  2. 1/4 cup lemonade
  3. 1 shot bourbon of your choice
  4. 1/4 cup soda water
  5. Lemon slices for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add liqueur, lemonade and bourbon to a shaker with ice. Shake well to combine and chill. Pour mixture over ice and top cocktail with soda water for added fizz. Garnish with lemon slice and enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can swap out plain soda water for a flavored variety for an added punch!
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Or maybe you’re looking for something to warm the bones. Unlike other spirits whiskey is often at it’s best in hot-toddy like cocktails, best served with some cuddles on a blustery evening.

With a hint of chamomile and honey it’s the perfect combination of buzzed relaxation and anti-bacterial ingredients.

 

Honey Rye Chamomile Tea
Serves 6
The perfect combo of warm and relaxing ingredients make this whiskey drink a winner for everyone.
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92 calories
15 g
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14 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
217g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
27%
Calcium
2%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 6 chamomile tea bags
  2. 32fl oz (4 cups) water
  3. 4 tablespoons honey
  4. 3fl oz rye whiskey
  5. 1 tablespoon lavender buds (optional)
  6. Orange/lemon slices for garnish
Instructions
  1. Boil your four cups of water to make your tea. Once the water has boiled, add teabags and allow them to steep for 5-10 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea. If you like, you can toss some lavender buds (available at most health food stores) in to enhance the floral aroma and taste of your tea. Mix in honey and rye and pour into tea cups to serve. Garnish with lemon and orange and enjoy!
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No matter your current feelings on whiskey as a bar staple, give one of these two classy cold and hot cocktail options a try and you are bound to find something about whiskey to love!