When you have a lot of time to enjoy friends in the comfort of your own home, try to make some fancy whiskey drinks to impress all those around. ‘The Emerald’ is a smooth and rich cocktail that truly shouts out warm citrus aromas. It’s made with 2 oz. Irish whiskey, 1 oz. sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes of orange bitters. Pour all of the ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with cracked ice; stir well for 30 seconds, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece of orange or lemon peel. For tasty whiskey lemonade, make ‘The Copywriter.’ It’s sweetened with honey and made with seltzer. It’s refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness. For the honey syrup, use ½ oz. hot water and ½ oz. honey. For the cocktail, use 2 oz. Irish whiskey, ¾ oz. freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon, ½ oz. Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, ½ oz. honey syrup, chilled seltzer, and a lemon twist garnish. For the honey syrup, stir together hot water and honey until the honey dissolves. For each cocktail, add whiskey, lemon, sweet vermouth, and honey syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice; shake for about 15 seconds; strain into an ice-filled Collins glass, and then top with seltzer and garnish with a lemon twist.
If you enjoy sour drinks, try ‘Evr’s Whiskey Sour.’ It has a nice malty core with a bit of richness throughout. The agave sour mix is made with 2 oz. fresh juice from 2 limes and 1 oz. agave nectar. The cocktail part is made with 1.5 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey, ½ oz. single malt scotch, ¼ oz. Pimm’s, 1 oz. agave sour mix, 3 dashes Angostura bitters, and an orange twist garnish. For the agave sour mix, mix lime juice and agave nectar until dissolved. For each cocktail, add Irish whiskey and scotch to a mixing glass filled with ice; add Pimm’s, agave sour mix and Angostura. Shake well until chilled (15 seconds), strain into a coupe glass, garnish with an orange twist, and enjoy.