Learn to Love Whiskey: 5 Simple Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home

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Did you know that there are 6 main types of whiskey in the world? While you can drink them neat, you can also mix them together with other wonderful ingredients to make tasty cocktails.

But cocktails can cost a pretty penny in a bar. So you might be wondering what easy recipes you can DIY.

Here are 5 simple whiskey cocktails you can make at home by yourself.

1. Whiskey Sour

This is a classic whiskey cocktail that not only tastes good, but is easy to throw together.

All you need is a shot of whiskey, 1 ounce of lemon juice, and 1 ounce of simple syrup. If you don't have that on hand, you can substitute it for honey or agave.

Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake it up, and pour into a glass. Drop some whiskey stones in to keep your drink nice and cold.

2. Ginger Highball

The original highball is popular with the British and consists of whiskey and seltzer. However, we feel this version is much better!

Take a tall glass and put a layer of ice and some lemon slices in. Pour a shot of whiskey in and fill it up with an equal part of ginger ale.

Not only is this cocktail tasty, but it'll look fancy too!

3. Spiked Southern Tea

For those of you who are fans of sweeter cocktails, this one's for you.

Get a shot of whiskey, 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup, and 4 ounces of black or rooibos tea. Mix everything together and top with some ice or whiskey stones.

4. Bourbon Shake

This is another cocktail for those of you who have a sweet tooth. It's also a little out of the box and pretty to look at.

Grab yourself a shot of bourbon, 3 ounces of vanilla ice cream, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Put everything in a blender, blend until everything's all mixed together, then pour into a glass.

You can also pour this mixture into an ice cream mold for individual portions to eat later on.

5. Hot Toddy

This can be a great drink when you want something hot but with some whiskey in it. It can also be fantastic for chasing away a cold.

Simply squeeze a lemon wedge into a mug, then add 1 tablespoon of honey and a shot of whiskey. Fill the rest of your mug with hot water and stir to mix all the ingredients together.

Make These Simple Whiskey Cocktails at Home

With these simple whiskey cocktails, you can impress your family and friends the next time they come around. Remember that practice makes perfect, so make sure to get these recipes down pat so you can smoothly put together a cocktail for your loved ones!

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