What cocktails can I make with whiskey that are not too strong?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a cocktail that includes whiskey but is not too strong. It has a balanced combination of ingredients that make it enjoyable without being overpowering.
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You asked: whiskey cocktails that are not too strong. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

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

Whist Cocktail

Originally featured in Harry Craddock’s famous 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' of 1930. Here is quote from the book about this...

White rum (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Calvados (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.98 / 5

Whisky Punch

The Whisky Punch is a classic cocktail that combines the boldness of whiskey with the sweetness and tang of lemonade,...

Lemonade (1000ml), Whiskey (750ml), Honey syrup (60ml), Soda water (1000ml)

4 ingredients
3.96 / 5

Whiskey Daisy

The Whiskey Daisy is a classic cocktail with a refreshing and citrus-forward flavor profile. It expertly combines the warmth and...

Orange liqueur (15ml), Lemon Juice (30ml), Whiskey (60ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml)

4 ingredients
3.93 / 5

Whisky Stone Sour

The Whisky Stone Sour is a classic twist on the traditional sour cocktail, providing a harmonious blend of tart and...

Orange juice (60ml), Whiskey (45ml), Sour Mix (90ml)

3 ingredients
3.8 / 5

Whisky lemonade

The Whisky Lemonade is a refreshing cocktail that blends the warmth of whisky with the bright acidity of lemon juice,...

Lemon Juice (45ml), Whiskey (30ml), Honey liqueur (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.71 / 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

Whisky Orange

Whisky Orange is a delicious and versatile cocktail that combines the bold and smooth flavor of whiskey with the sweetness...

Sambuca (7.5ml), Orange juice (15ml), Whiskey (45ml), Sugar (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
3.63 / 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 ingredients help to balance the strength of whiskey in a cocktail?

Ingredients like citrus juices (lemon, lime, orange), sugar syrups, and bitters can help balance the strong flavor of whiskey, making it more enjoyable and less overpowering.

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What type of whiskey is best for cocktails?

Bourbon and rye are often preferred for cocktails due to their rich flavors and smoothness. However, the choice depends on the specific cocktail and personal preference.

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Can egg whites be used in whiskey cocktails?

Yes, egg whites can be used in whiskey cocktails like the Whiskey Sour to create a frothy texture and a smooth, silky mouthfeel.

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How can I reduce the alcohol content in whiskey cocktails?

To reduce the alcohol content, you can increase the proportion of mixers like fruit juice or soda water, or use a lower proof whiskey.

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Is it possible to make whiskey cocktails without using sugar?

Yes, natural sweeteners like honey or agave syrup can be used instead of sugar to create a balanced whiskey cocktail. Also, using naturally sweet juices like orange juice can help.

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