Simple Whiskey Cocktails

These Simple Whiskey Cocktails are some of my favorite mixed drink cocktails! A simple drink doesn’t need the addition of any mixers.

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Two more days until the big game. Let’s get ready in shape with a couple of these Whiskey Cocktails!

I was lucky enough to be asked to share these cocktail recipes with you – for happy hour, a random Friday, or a fun way to serve some Whiskey Cocktails for your Super Bowl Party.

As I’m sure you know I’m a big fan of whiskey. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey is one of my favorites, Crown Royal is a classic. I have heard George Dickel Superior No. 12 Whiskey but wasn’t as familiar with it which makes the tasting much more exciting.

So I started my research. I found out that for one, it’s the only 90 proof Tennessee Whiskey. Then moving on to the tasting notes (and the tasting) George Dickel no. 12 has a “rich oak and subtle vanilla lead with a long finish of maple, butter and smoke”.

I sipped on a glass or two – thanks to the nice care package that was sent to me – and I agree with those notes. It was oaky, and smokey but you could still pick up the maple and vanilla flavors as well.

Really good for sipping (I sipped a few in the name of research) but also great for mixing into cocktails like this Dickel Whiskey Sour.

My wife is a big Whiskey Sour fan, no pre-made mixers for her though. She makes it from scratch just like this recipe.

Just the whiskey, lemon juice and orange slices. And you can throw a cherry on top there too…I like to let the cherry soak a little in the whiskey personally. Like the whole jar that I have in my fridge…those are some nice garnishes.




whiskey sour

Dickel Whiskey Sour

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

This classic whiskey sour is one of my favorite cocktails!



  • 1 1/2 oz. George Dickel No. 12 Tennessee Whiskey
  • 1 t. lemon juice
  • 1/2 t. sugar
  • 1 slice of orange
  • 1 cherry


  1. Add the George Dickel No. 12 Tennessee Whiskey. lemon juice and sugar to a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

* I was sent samples to review and post recipes for these products, however all opinions are completely my own.

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