Whisky Fix
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Whisky Fix
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.93 / 5
The Whisky Fix is a citrus-forward cocktail that melds the rich, warm flavors of whiskey with the sharp, refreshing taste of lemon juice, complemented by the sweet complexity of orange ... more The Whisky Fix is a citrus-forward cocktail that melds the rich, warm flavors of whiskey with the sharp, refreshing taste of lemon juice, complemented by the sweet complexity of orange liqueur. Traditionally served in a lowball glass, this cocktail is known for its balance of sweetness and acidity, making it a vibrant choice for those who enjoy a spirited drink with a zesty character. The Whisky Fix is a variant of the classic 'fix' cocktail family, a group of drinks that originated in the 19th century, and is typically enjoyed as a cooler due to its combination of potent ingredients over ice.
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Lemon
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9.17% | 1.65 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Whisky Fix marries the richness of whiskey with the tartness of lemon juice and a hint of complexity from blue curaçao, offering a vibrant, citrus-heavy drink. This cocktail is ideal for those who appreciate a zesty yet robust flavor profile, maintaining a pleasing balance between strength and refreshment.

Method
How to make a Whisky Fix

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a lowball glass a third full of crushed ice and add the lemon juice, whisky and curaçao
Stir with a spoon and garnish with a lemon slice before serving

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Whisky Fix to ensure the best flavor?

To properly stir a Whisky Fix, fill your lowball glass with ice and add the whiskey, lemon juice, and blue Curaçao. Use a long spoon to gently stir the mixture for about 20-30 seconds. This method cools the drink and allows the flavors to meld together without diluting it too much as shaking might.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the whiskey in a Whisky Fix with another type of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute the whiskey in a Whisky Fix, though this will change the flavor profile. For a smoother taste, you could use bourbon. If you prefer a smokier flavor, Scotch could be an interesting alternative. However, keep in mind that each substitution will create a different variation of the original cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Whisky Fix?

A simple garnish like a lemon twist or a slice of orange complements the citrus notes in a Whisky Fix without overwhelming its flavor. You can also add a cherry for a touch of color and sweetness. The key is to enhance the drink's aroma and add a visual appeal without detracting from its taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Whisky Fix for maximum enjoyment?

Serve a Whisky Fix in a chilled lowball glass over ice. The lowball glass is perfect for highlighting the cocktail's rich colors, and serving it cold enhances its refreshing qualities. Ensure the glass is filled with enough ice to keep the drink cold, particularly if you're serving it on a warm day.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Whisky Fix compare to other classic whiskey cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 9.17%, a Whisky Fix is relatively lighter in alcohol compared to other classic whiskey cocktails like an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan, which usually have an alcohol content ranging from 15% to 30% depending on the recipe. This makes the Whisky Fix a suitable choice for those preferring a less potent whiskey-based drink.

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