Unique Whiskey Cocktails to Try in 2019

Whiskey is arguably the most popular spirit in the world and can be thoroughly enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the vital ingredient of a vast range of whiskey cocktails. In this post, we’ll list a few unique and delicious whiskey cocktails you can make at home. Whether you’re a casual drinker, a connoisseur or you’ve yet to dip your toe in the delights whiskey has to offer — whiskey cocktails are the perfect way to enjoy such a brilliant and diverse spirit. At Drink Finder, we stock a comprehensive and simply breath-taking range of over a thousand different whiskies. So while you’re compiling the ingredients needed for the cocktails in this post, you’ll have plenty of options when the time comes to choose a whiskey that suits your needs.

Citrus Irish Whiskey Punch

  • 300 ml Irish whiskey
  • 300 ml strong black tea
  • 120 ml fresh orange juice
  • 120 ml fresh lemon juice
  • Seven dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 1½ teaspoons grated nutmeg
  • Lemon and orange wheels (for serving)
Method Combine whiskey, orange juice, tea, lemon juice, Angostura bitters, and 1½ tsp of nutmeg in a pitcher or large bowl, then cover and chill for at least three hours. Strain into a punch bowl and add plenty of lemon and orange wheels and four cups of ice. Serve punch in cups.

Espresso Old Fashioned

Ingredients Method Combine espresso, bourbon (or rye), simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Stir until the shaker is cold and strain into a lowball glass filled with ice. Twist the lemon peel to release the oils and rub over the rim of the glass.

Japanese Whisky Collins

  • 60 ml Rye or Bourbon whiskey
  • 30 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 30 ml Simple Syrup
  • Red Wine (such as Shiraz)
Method Combine 60 ml rye or bourbon whiskey, 30 ml fresh lemon juice, and 30 ml simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover and shake until the outside feels cold. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Gently top up with fruity red wine (such as Shiraz or Malbec) over the back of a spoon so that the wine floats on top.

The ‘Rol ‘n’ Rye

  • 45 ml Aperol
  • 45 ml Bourbon
  • Soda water
  • One orange wheel
Method Combine your Aperol and bourbon whiskey in a highball glass filled with ice. Top off with soda water and garnish with an orange wheel.


Ingredients Method Combine bourbon, vermouth, and Campari in a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake until the outside of your shaker is cold — about twenty seconds should suffice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with lemon twist