These classic whiskey drinks have been around forever, and there’s a reason for it; they are simple and delicious, allowing the whiskey to really shine. If you like fruity drinks or cocktails that mask the flavor of the spirit, these may not be the drinks you’re looking for…
The Old Fashioned
For bourbon lovers, the Old Fashioned is the grand daddy of them all.
This classic cocktail hails from New Orleans. Spicy Peychaud’s Bitters and the black licorice flavor of Absinthe mesh beautifully with rye whiskey for a taste that will thrill newcomers and satisfy veteran whiskey drinkers alike.
1 cube sugar
1½oz Rittenhouse Rye Whisky
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice.
In a second Old-Fashioned glass, place the sugar cube and add the Peychaud’s Bitters. Then crush the sugar cube.
Add the Rittenhouse Rye Whisky to the second glass containing the Peychaud’s Bitters and sugar.
Empty the ice from the first glass and coat the glass with the Absinthe, then discard the remaining Absinthe.
Empty the whiskey/bitters/sugar mixture from the second glass into the first glass and garnish with lemon peel.