Whirlaway
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Whirlaway
Cocktail recipe

Rating

2.46 / 5
The Whirlaway cocktail is a refreshing and effervescent drink with a blend of citrus, herbal, and bourbon notes. Named presumably after the 1941 Kentucky Derby winner, this highball offers the ... more The Whirlaway cocktail is a refreshing and effervescent drink with a blend of citrus, herbal, and bourbon notes. Named presumably after the 1941 Kentucky Derby winner, this highball offers the sweet and zesty flavors of Triple Sec, complemented by the spicy undertones of Angostura Bitters. Bourbon provides a robust and oaky foundation, creating a complex and spirited base. When married with the crispness of tonic water, it becomes a light, invigorating beverage often enjoyed in a tall highball glass, which allows the diverse flavors to meld together beautifully as one sips. The Whirlaway is an interesting choice for those who appreciate the depth of bourbon balanced with the brightness of citrus and the quinine tang of tonic water, encapsulating a uniquely American cocktail experience.

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15 key ingredients
Base ingredient
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Bourbon
Alcohol content
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12% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Triple Sec cocktail ingredient
Triple Sec
30ml 1oz 3cl
Angostura Bitters cocktail ingredient
Angostura Bitters
Dash Dash Dash
Tonic water cocktail ingredient
Tonic water
Top Up Top Up Top Up
Bourbon cocktail ingredient
Bourbon
60ml 2oz 6cl

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients, except the water, into a cocktail shaker with ice
Strain into a highball glass and top up with the sparkling water before serving

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