Famous drinks made with Whiskey

Bourbon. Blended. Rye. Scotch. Tennessee. No matter which way you like it, whiskey is probably one of the most famous liquors on our planet today. Popular with people from every walk of life. 

From the most distinguished hush-hush conversations in penthouse suites to downtown alleys where fiery bourbon shots are thrown down for those seeking warmth and festivity. 

Ask any whiskey drinker why they love whiskey, and you’ll find as many answers as you find people. Some people enjoy the warmth that spreads through your innards as you sip on a fine, aged malt. 

Some like the ambery hue that just takes the edge off after a long day, and others enjoy the stories whiskey tells because, let’s be honest, whether you love it or hate it, everyone has a whiskey story. 

We’re going to take a look at some of the more famous whiskey-based drinks that you might like to enjoy on the casino floor, at the bar, or at home. 

Whiskey Sours

Around since the 1800s, sours are one of the oldest types of cocktails you can come across. Sours contain equal parts sweet and sour with two parts whiskey (in this case). 

Thus, whiskey sours are an eloquent combination of the flavors of lemon juice, sugary syrup, and your choice of Whiskey.


  • 1.5 ounces whiskey
  • 1.5 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1.5 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • Ice

Old Fashioned

Because it is one of the more photogenic whiskey-based drinks available, you might have seen Old Fashioneds making the rounds in films. 

The yellow color blended with the sunset hues of the orange and the zing of the cherry makes it an incredibly delicious drink indeed. 

Finding its feet in the swinging sixties, the old-fashioned managed to stick around when the bell-bottoms and flower power headed for the door; people seem to enjoy the flavor combinations.


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 0.5 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 splashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Orange peel as garnish

Whiskey “on the rocks”

Another whiskey drink made famous in the movies such as Inglorious Bastards, Skyfall, and Lost in Translation. Whiskey “on the rocks” is simply Whiskey in a tumbler, poured over a few ice cubes. 

Some say it is the absolute scourge of society that drinks scotch “on the rocks,” seeing as the ice numbs your mouth, making it harder for you to truly appreciate the talons. Where others encourage the slow, cool version of “Scotch, on the rocks”.

Whiskey “Neat”

What some might call “the sophisticated choice.” A clean, classic look. A crystal-cut tumbler with a finger or two of your best Whiskey you can find - no ice - no water - no frills. There is no finer choice for the distinguished palate. 

This drink would go over great at the blackjack table, just make sure you use your nicer whiskeys for this option. 

In conclusion, there is not only a great selection of fine international whiskeys to choose from but also a grand assortment of ways in which to drink it. 

From sweet to more spicy options, there is bound to be a whiskey mix that prickles your palate and suits your style.