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Drinks with Whiskey for Your College Cocktail Party

Drinks with Whiskey for Your College Cocktail Party

How many kinds of whiskey are there? Hundreds, including bourbon, rye, Irish, and of course, Scotch. All are distillations and their flavors depend on what is used to make them. And there are hundreds of different drinks with whiskey to be concocted, explored, tasted, and enjoyed.

When you are a student, it is common to be short of time. However, running and preparing for a cocktail party requires spending a great part of your day or even the week. In this case, students prefer to save their time by asking an essay writing service to help them to cope with their college tasks.


Antoine Peychaud, owner of an apothecary in New Orleans used to treat his friends to a delightful toddy made with brandy and his recipe for bitters. He used a double-ended egg cup, known as a “coquetier” as a measure from which term, the word “cocktail” was born. A Sazerac is now the official drink with whiskey of the City of New Orleans and here’s how you make one:

  • a cube of sugar
  • an ounce and a half of Sazerac Rye Whiskey
  • a quarter ounce of Herbsaint or absinthe
  • three dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
  • lemon peel

You’ll need two hefty chilled lowball glasses. Fill one of them with cracked ice and a little water to chill it and set it aside. Put the sugar cube in the second glass and add a couple of drops of water to moisten it. Crush the sugar cube and add the Peychaud’s Bitters, the Sazerac rye whiskey, and a little crushed ice – stir it well, no need to use a shaker for this drink.

Empty the ice and water of the first glass, pour in the Herbsainte or absinthe, and swirl it around to coat the inside – toss out any leftovers. Add the contents of the second glass to the first glass – the rye, bitters, and crushed sugar and squeeze the sliver of lemon peel over it and discard – don’t let it get into the drink or it will overpower it. Listen closely; you can hear the band playing “The Saints.”

Along with Mint Juleps, the Kentucky Derby Whiskey Cocktail

It is traditionally enjoyed while watching the Kentucky Derby horse race – here’s how you make a pair of these drinks with whiskey, using a chilled cocktail shaker:

  • three ounces of bourbon (you can use rye, but then it’s not a Kentucky Whiskey Cocktail, is it?)
  • an ounce and a half of fresh pineapple juice (you can use canned – but it’s not the same)
  • one sugar cube

Shake it all together and strain into two lowball glasses and enjoy. You can skip the sugar cube if you use canned pineapple juice. And while we’re on the subject of drinks with whiskey, we can’t miss out on the traditional Old-Fashioned Cocktail. This was first offered at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky by a talented mixologist and became the favorite drink of President Harry Truman. Here’s how to build your own – just double the amounts to make two:

  • three ounces bourbon
  • three dashes or plops of bitters
  • one sugar cube
  • one teaspoon of water
  • one orange slice and a maraschino cherry

Muddle the sugar cubes, bitters, and water in the bottom of your chilled lowball glass and add a couple of ice cubes. Add the bourbon and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry. Drop-in a stir stick and you’re done.

Ever Made a Blue Blazer? No?

Guaranteed to heat your next outdoor college party because it is spectacular! But practice doing it outside first as it involves advanced bartending techniques. When you do this in public, do it after dark for more spectacularity!

You’ll need two good, heavy coffee mugs with handles. Put an ounce of boiling water in one of them and dissolve the lump of sugar in it. Heat two ounces of fine, hi-octane Scotch whisky in the second mug and set it on fire. Quickly pour the whisky and water back and forth between the two mugs without extinguishing the fire holding the mugs about two feet away from each other to create a long blue flame between them.

And if we talk further about drinks with whiskey, we’re going to get ourselves into all kinds of trouble! Enjoy them