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WHISKEY COCKTAILS


“Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak.”
~ Johnny Carson
 
March 27th is International Whiskey Day. World Whiskey Day is May 21. Yay, TWO days to celebrate whiskey!
 
 
WHAT IS WHISKEY?
 
An alcoholic liquor distilled from a fermented mash of grains, such as barley, rye, or corn and usually containing from 43 to 50 percent alcohol. There are four basic whiskey types; Bourbon, Scotch, Rye and Irish. Real Men Drink Whiskey has a great article on the differences between these whiskey types.
 
The word itself derives from the Gaelic "uisge beatha" which translates literally to "water of life," from Old Irish uisce "water" +bethu "life." The Gaelic is probably a derivation of the Medieval Latin "aqua vitae", a generic Roman term for all types of alcoholic beverages.
Yes, there are two spellings for whiskey (whisky), one without the "e" (the Scots) and one without (everyone else).
 
Now that you know what it is you can enjoy some!
 
WHISKEY COCKTAILS
 
DOOMSDAY OLD FASHIONED
GINJA NINJA SLUSHY
HAMMERED NAIL
MOROCCAN ROSE
GOBBLED KNOB
RYE RACKETEER
The ROBERT BURNS COCKTAIL
The SAGZERAC
VIEUX CARRÉ
CAFE NOIR COCKTAIL
CHERRY PEACH WHISKEY RICKEY
WHISKEY SOUR
MAPLE WHISKEY SOUR
WHISKEY CHERRY COBBLER
WHISKEY PEACH SMASH
MAPLE LEAF COCKTAIL
Labor Day BLUEBERRY WHISKEY SOUR
FATHER'S DAY WHISKEY SOUR
PANIC BUTTON MARTINI
COWBOY MARTINI
APPLE JACK MARTINI
FIDDLE DEE DEE MARTINI
MANHATTAN MARTINI
MANHATTAN
HAPPY ELF
IRISH KISS
CRANBERRY A-GO-GO
BLARNEY-TINI 
IRISH COFFEE MARTINI
SHOT O' GOLD
 
For you Bourbon Whiskey fans:
BOURBON COCKTAILS
 
For you Scotch Whisky fans:
CLASSIC SCOTCH COCKTAILS
 
“Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he’s a dead man. An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him.”
~ Mark Twain
 
Updated1-2017
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

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