I'm looking for something that uses whiskey and has a citrus taste.

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If you're seeking a whiskey-based cocktail with a notable citrus flavor, there are several excellent choices from our list that fit your criteria: 1. *Winter Whisky Sour* (Rated 4.8/5) - This cocktail is a seasonal twist on the classic Whisky Sour, incorporating orange and lemon juice, which offers a refreshing yet cozy combination of sweet and tart flavors. The bourbon provides a rich, warming base, making it perfect for colder months or festive occasions. 2. *Whiskey Collins* (Rated 4.5/5) - A delightful blend of bourbon with the sharp zest of lemon juice, this cocktail is sweetened with sugar syrup and balanced with Angostura Bitters, then topped with soda water for a sparkling finish. It's an invigorating option, well-suited for a warm afternoon or as an elegant evening drink. 3. *Whiskey Sour* (Rated 4.2/5) - A staple in the cocktail world, this drink balances the boldness of bourbon with the tartness of lemon juice and the sweetness of sugar syrup. The inclusion of egg white adds a silky texture, making the overall experience rich and smooth. 4. *Whiskey Daisy* (Rated 3.93/5) - Featuring whiskey combined with the zesty tang of lemon juice and the sweetness of orange liqueur and sugar syrup, the Whiskey Daisy offers a harmonious blend of flavors. It's a well-balanced, spirited drink that's both refreshing and robust. 5. *Whisky Stone Sour* (Rated 3.8/5) - Perfect for those who enjoy a fruity note in their sour cocktails, this drink blends whiskey with orange juice and a sour mix. The result is a refreshing taste that's both bold and inviting, often garnished with a maraschino cherry. Given these options, the Winter Whisky Sour stands out for its high rating and well-rounded blend of citrus notes with bourbon's complexity, making it an excellent choice to match your preference for a whiskey-based, citrus-flavored cocktail.

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You asked: Whiskey cocktails with a citrus taste. 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

Whiskey Collins

The Whiskey Collins is a refreshing twist on the classic Collins cocktail, mixing the rich, warm notes of bourbon with...

Sugar Syrup (15ml), Soda water (30ml), Angostura Bitters (2 dashes), Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Bourbon (60ml)

5 ingredients
4.5 / 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

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

Bourbon and Lemon

Lemon always goes with bourbon, but with this drink we get a hint of vanilla.

Lemon liqueur (22.5ml), Bourbon (60ml), Vanilla liqueur (10ml)

3 ingredients
3.85 / 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

Irish Orange

Featured on Common Man Cocktails

Orange juice (22.5ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Amaretto (30ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Whiskey (60ml)

6 ingredients
3.72 / 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

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


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 makes whiskey and citrus a good combination?

The rich, robust flavors of whiskey are complemented by the bright and tangy notes of citrus. The acidity and sweetness of citrus fruits help to balance the boldness of whiskey, creating a refreshing and well-rounded cocktail.

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What types of citrus fruits are commonly used in whiskey cocktails?

Common citrus fruits used in whiskey cocktails include lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit. These fruits add varying levels of sweetness, tartness, and aroma that enhance the flavor profile of the whiskey.

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Are whiskey citrus cocktails best served on the rocks or straight up?

It depends on the specific cocktail and personal preference. Some whiskey citrus cocktails are best served on the rocks to keep them cool and the flavors balanced over time. Others, like a classic Whiskey Sour, might be served straight up in a stemmed glass for a clean, undiluted taste.

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Can I use any type of whiskey for citrus cocktails?

Yes, you can use various types of whiskey for citrus cocktails, including bourbon, rye, and Scotch. Each type of whiskey will bring its unique characteristics to the cocktail, so feel free to experiment to find your preferred combination.

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What garnishes work well with whiskey citrus cocktails?

Common garnishes include citrus twists or wheels, cherries, and fresh herbs like mint or thyme. These garnishes add visual appeal and can enhance the aromatic experience of the cocktail.

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