I'd like an after-work, classic whiskey cocktail.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found some classic whiskey cocktails that would be perfect for unwinding after work. The highest-rated options include a Manhattan variation, a Whiskey Sour, and an Old Fashioned. Each of these cocktails offers a blend of whiskey with complementary ingredients, all cold and alcoholic for a refreshing post-work drink.
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You asked: Classic after-work whiskey cocktail. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Manhattan Sweet

The Manhattan Sweet is a classic cocktail that originated in the late 1800s in New York City. This sophisticated drink...

Red vermouth (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Perfect Manhattan

Slight variation on the typical Manhattan recipe. Rather than just sweet vermouth, there is an equal amount of dry vermouth.

Angostura Bitters (3-4 dash), Red vermouth (7.5ml), Rye Whiskey (45ml), White vermouth (7.5ml)

4 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Winter Whisky Sour

The Winter Whisky Sour is a seasonal twist on the classic Whisky Sour cocktail, embracing the citrus notes of orange...

Orange juice (15ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Bourbon (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail with a rich history and a bold, complex flavor profile. Originating in the...

Sugar (1 cube), Angostura Bitters (Few dashes), Bourbon (45ml)

Classic
3 ingredients
4.54 / 5

Whisky Sour

The Whisky Sour is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century, with a history that dates...

Lemon Juice (25ml), Sugar Syrup (20ml), Bourbon (45ml), Egg (1 egg white)

Classic
4 ingredients
4.51 / 5

Old Southerner

A twist on the Old Fashioned by a gentleman with a sweet tooth. ~ Vince Napolitano

Orange Bitters (Dash), Sugar Syrup (10ml), Lemon-Lime soda (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

5 ingredients
3.88 / 5

Dirty Old Manhattan

I worked in hospitality for nearly 10 years and tried a lot of different cocktails. I had the fortune of...

Orange juice (7.5ml), Orange Bitters (Dash), Cherry Juice (Teaspoon), Red vermouth (22.5ml), Rye Whiskey (45ml)

5 ingredients
3.79 / 5

Fancy Whisky

A very old cocktail, from the time when cocktails were originally invented. The "Fancy…" was a type of type of...

Sugar Syrup (Dash), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.63 / 5

Wild Cherry Manhattan

The Wild Cherry Manhattan is a variation on the classic Manhattan cocktail, incorporating the sweet and tart flavors of maraschino...

Bourbon (75ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Maraschino Cherry Juice (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.52 / 5

FAQ's

We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some classic whiskey cocktails to try after work?

Classic whiskey cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, and Manhattan are popular choices for unwinding after work.

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Should I use bourbon or rye whiskey for a classic cocktail?

Both bourbon and rye whiskey can be used for classic cocktails. Bourbon is sweeter and smoother, while rye has a spicier profile, affecting the overall taste.

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What type of glass is best for serving a whiskey cocktail?

Whiskey cocktails are often served in rocks glasses or old-fashioned glasses, which are short and sturdy, perfect for sipping spirits.

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Can I make a whiskey cocktail without a cocktail shaker?

Yes, many whiskey cocktails can be stirred directly in the glass. Just ensure you mix the ingredients thoroughly for a balanced flavor.

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What's the best way to garnish a whiskey cocktail?

Common garnishes for whiskey cocktails include citrus peels, cherries, or a twist of orange. These add aroma and a touch of flavor without overpowering the drink.

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