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Iconic American Whisky Cocktail Recipes for Home Bartenders

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Hey there, lovely home bartenders out there! Are you familiar with the iconic American whisky cocktails? Well, let’s take you on a tantalising journey of mixology. Learn the art of crafting the perfect timeless American cocktails like Manhattan and Old Fashioned that will impress your taste buds.

Must-Try American Whisky Cocktails To Master As A Home Bartender

Crafting Iconic American Whisky Cocktails

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1. The Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Manhattan Cocktail
Do you want to know a crowd-pleasing cocktail that has gained popularity over a period of time? Presenting you the Manhattan cocktail. It is made with sweet vermouth, aromatic bitters, and American rye whisky. These ingredients mix well to give a flavourful drink.

Here’s how you can make this whisky cocktail at home:
- Grab a cocktail jigger or measuring cup and measure out the ingredients. It is necessary to make sure that you have taken the right amount of ingredients to make a drink.
- In a shaker, add 60 ml of American rye whisky, 30 ml of sweet vermouth, 2 dashes of aromatic bitters, and ice.
- Shake it  well.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled glass.
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

2. The Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Old-Fashioned Cocktail
Do you want to sip on a drink that is best of all times? The Old Fashioned, a classic cocktail is something you need to try making. This timeless cocktail is the most preferred drink among cocktail enthusiasts across the globe.

Here’s how you can make this recipe at home:
- Grab a cocktail jigger or measuring cup and measure out the ingredients. It is necessary to make sure that you have taken the right amount of ingredients to make a drink.
- In an old-fashioned glass, muddle a sugar cube with 2 dashes of bitters and a splash of water.
- Pour 60 ml of bourbon whisky into it a glass filled with ice
- Give it a gentle stir.
- Garnish with an orange twist.

3. Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Mint Julep Cocktail
The Mint Julep is a whisky cocktail made with whisky, simple syrup, and mint leaves. The mint leaves add a refreshing and earthy flavour to the drink.

Here’s how you can make this whisky cocktail at home:
- Grab a julep cup or rocks glass and muddle 8-10 mint leaves with 15 ml of simple syrup.
- Add crushed ice into the glass then pour 85 ml of bourbon whisky over it.
- Give it a gentle stir.
- Garnish with a mint sprig.

4. Boulevardier Cocktail Recipe

Boulevardier
If you are looking for a sophisticated whisky cocktail then Boulevardier is something you should try. It is made with American whisky, sweet vermouth, and Campari.

Here’s how you can make this recipe at home:
- Grab a cocktail jigger or measuring cup and measure out the ingredients. It is necessary to make sure that you have taken the right amount of ingredients to make a drink.
- In a mixing glass add ice cubes and pour 45 ml of American bourbon whisky, 30 ml of sweet vermouth, and 30 ml of Campari.
- Give the mixture a gentle stir.
- Garnish with an orange twist