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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

   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
 
BLACK EYED SUSAN COBBLER
CAFE NOIR COCKTAIL
CANDIED ORANGE ROSEMARY RYE COCKTAIL
CHERRY PEACH WHISKEY RICKEY
DERBY ROYALE COCKTAIL 
DOOMSDAY OLD FASHIONED
GINJA NINJA SLUSHY
GOBBLED KNOB
HAMMERED NAIL
HOT BUTTERED WHISKEY
IRISH COFFEE MARTINI
MANHATTAN
MAPLE LEAF COCKTAIL
MAPLE WHISKEY SOUR 
MOROCCAN ROSE
PURGATORY PUNCH
RYE RACKETEER 
ROBERT BURNS COCKTAIL
RHUBARB GINGER OLD FASHIONED
The SAGZERAC
SHOT O' GOLD
VIEUX CARRÉ
WHISKEY BERRY SMASH
WHISKEY CHERRY COBBLER
WHISKEY PEACH SMASH
WHISKEY SOUR

HOMEMADE WHISKEY LIQUEURS
Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur 
 
From my Whiskey Archives
APPLE JACK MARTINI
BLARNEY-TINI
BLUEBERRY WHISKEY SOUR
COWBOY MARTINI 
CRANBERRY A-GO-GO
FATHER'S DAY WHISKEY SOUR
FIDDLE DEE DEE MARTINI 
HAPPY ELF
IRISH KISS
MANHATTAN MARTINI
PANIC BUTTON MARTINI
  
For you Bourbon Whiskey fans:
BOURBON COCKTAILS
  
For you Scotch Whisky fans:
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

March 27th is International Whiskey Day. World Whiskey Day is May 21. Yay, TWO days to celebrate whiskey!


Updated 12-2017
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

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