Good news, summer is almost here! It's time for picnics and refreshing cocktails. What about some nice and fresh whisky homemade cocktails? Yep, we mean it, don't hide your precious whisky bottles for the cold times. Here are 7 simple whisky cocktails recipes for summer months: from refreshing sours to mint smashes — because whisky is not for cold weather only.
Recipe by Cotswold Distillery
This is one of the best whisky sour cocktails recipes. It is a silky smooth drink, with fresh citrus flavours upfront and a warming Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky finish.
- 60ml - Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky
- 25ml - fresh lemon juice
- 20ml - sugar syrup
- 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
- ½ egg white (you can omit this one)
Dry shake all ingredients, add ice to the shaker, shake, fine-strain & serve into a chilled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and maraschino cherry. Cheers!
Recipe by Nc'nean Distillery
This cocktail is a delightful combination of citrus-forward Organic Single Malt, red bitter, and lemonade. Nice tipple for your next siesta!
- 30ml - Organic Single Malt Whisky
- 30ml - Aperol (or Victory red bitter if you want some extra kick)
- 30ml - ruby grapefruit juice
- 60ml - lemonade
- Thyme sprig to garnish
Fill a wine glass with cubed ice and add all the ingredients. Gently stir then garnish with thyme sprig. Enjoy!
Blood Orange Old Fashioned
Recipe by Nonsuch Shrubs
Blood Orange & Bitter Lemon Shrub pairs well with slightly sweet Organic Single Malt, aged in American whiskey barrels. This is a simple version of the classic Old Fashioned requiring just two ingredients:
Mix the two ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir until the drink is ice cold. Strain into a rocks glass with plenty of large cubes of ice. Chin-chin!
Cotswolds Distillery created a range of delightful single malts with stunning expressions. One of them is Founder's Choice Single Malt featured with lots of fresh red fruits and butterscotch. This whisky makes a delightful highball.
- 50ml - Founder's Choice Single Malt Whisky
- Top with good soda or tonic
- A slice of grapefruit - to garnish
Pour whisky into a highball glass filled with ice. Top up with soda or tonic and stir briefly. Garnish with a slice of fresh grapefruit and enjoy!
Guess the ingredient that gives this cocktail a Russian vibe. Any ideas? Yep, it's vodka! We recommend you to take Sapling vodka for this one as it is smooth and delicate and works well with wheat whisky and white vermouth.
Mix vodka, vermouth and whisky in a shaker, pour into a rocks glass, add ice cubes. You can also decorate the edge of the glass with "sugar frost". Cheers!
Mint Whisky Smash
A delicious combination of whisky, mint, and soda water. Refreshing, with a nice mint kick. This cocktail has a long delightful aftertaste.
- 40ml - Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky
- 10ml - mint liqueur (optionally)
- 30ml - soda water
- Fresh mint and lemon wheel - to garnish
fill a glass with ice cubes, add whiskey, liquor and water. To stir thoroughly and garnish with fresh mint and lemon wheel.
New York Sour
Whisky and red wine, you say? Yes, please! New York Sour is a great twist on the classic whisky sour with dry and fruity red wine character. Our wine of choice is Nice Malbec — dry, fruity, and rich in taste with tobacco, plum, and chocolate notes.
- 40ml - whisky
- 20ml - red wine (Malbec)
- 20ml - freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 15ml - sugar syrup
Pour whisky, lemon juice, and sugar syrup into a shaker filled with ice. Shake it well and double-strain into rock glass over ice. Gently top up with red wine and enjoy a piquant marriage of sour, sweet, and dry notes.
Here you go! 7 easy to make whisky cocktails to try this summer. Choose the best whisky for cocktails at Lassou. See our collection of independent whiskies.