3 Whiskey Cocktails for Millenials

Who Says Whiskey is for Older Crowds? Impress Your Millenial Friends with Whiskey Cocktails

Why is it that Whiskey always seem to be left alone in the bar scene? It is understandable that most people find Whiskey to harsh to drink while dancing the night away but could it not be introduced in some cocktails? Generally it is assumed that the sweeter drinks tend to give you the staying power on the dance floor as it is usually loaded with sugar.

Sugar is not an ingredient that one would associate with Whiskey and many of the clubbers will shy away from the so called old mans drink. Yet they really do not understand the potential that scotch in small doses in sweet drinks can have. It can liven up the party in a relatively short amount of time.


Impress your friends with these whiskey cocktails

Of course there are the few drinks out there that may inspire a look into by the up and coming Millenials that are trying to mature. One of these mild scotch drinks is the Rusty Nail. This wonderful drink contains 1 oz of scotch oz of Drambuie. And a twist of peel from a lemon

This drink forgoes the common rule of no ice with your whiskey, as the glass should be filled almost to the brim with cubes. Then the Drambuie and scotch are poured in together stirred vigorously and garnished with the peel. This makes a delightful small mixed drink that is much easier on the throat as well as the stomach that straight whiskey.

Another popular drink is the whiskey sour. This drink is open to enjoyment by all classes and generations, including millenials. This drink contains 2 oz of blended whiskey, the juice of half a lemon, tsp of powdered sugar, one cherry and half slice of lemon.

Again this drink is easy to make. Shake the blended whiskey, the powdered sugar and the lemon juice with ice then strain into a whiskey sour glass. Lastly, top with the cherry and garnish the drink with the lemon slice.

Another great drink that the millenials enjoy is the Rob Roy. This is a very simple drink that is relished by many and is very short on the prep time so you can be back on the dance floor in no time flat.

This drink contains 1 oz of scotch whiskey and oz sweet vermouth. You merely stir contents with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

These are easy cocktails that can be enjoyed while out dancing the night away or if you are hosting your friends at your home for a more intimate gathering. Be a a rock star by introducing them to these whiskey cocktails.

jameson and bushmills

St. Patrick’s Day: Jameson or Bushmills?

When it comes to Irish Whisky, enthusiasts are as divided. A brief look into the history of these two whiskeys, shows it may have to something with religion. Bushmills gets its name from the town it hails from, and is a mostly Protestant area. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Jameson is distilled in Cork and then bottled in Dublin, a mostly Catholic region. There’s long been a rivalry between devoted supporters of each whiskey as to which is the better of the two, mostly based on religion of all things.

This debate over which whiskey is better, goes back hundreds of years to when the distilleries first began production. Bushmills was started in 1608 by King James. Jameson was founded more than a century and a half later in 1780 by John Jameson. But the distilleries have changed hands many times since and are now both owned by large international companies. Bushmills is owned by Diageo and Jameson by Pernod-Ricard.

Rather than choosing whiskey on religion, it may be a far better idea to choose based on taste preference. Bushmills is slightly lighter and sweeter. It has more of a citrus flavor with hints of honey. Jameson, on the other hand, is darker and a bit more complex. Expect to taste and overall floral notes with hints of wood.

James Joyce Cocktail (source: thekitchn.com)
Makes 2 drinks

3 ounces Irish whiskey
1 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
1 1/2 ounce triple sec
1 ounce fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail

A bottle of either one of these Irish Whiskey’s, Jameson or Bushmills, costs about $20. Whatever your whiskey of choice is, we say raise a glass this St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy the festivities!