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Easy Cocktails to Make at Home for Whisky Drinkers

After multiple lockdowns many of us have become experts at making cocktails at home. All those long nights in with no access to a bar or pub led to us getting creative in the beverage department, from mixing Margaritas and Mojitos to Pornstar Martinis, no alcohol in the cupboard was left unturned. Whether you prefer to hit the local or host your drinks at home, a cocktail is always a treat.

Whisky can often be neglected when it comes to at home cocktails. A cocktail with a The Glenlivet base is delicious and unbeatable (in our totally unbiased opinion) for established whisky drinkers and newbies alike.

Discover our top easy whisky cocktails to make at home. Go to back to basics with these simple but delicious whisky cocktails that you’ll find yourself making time and time again.

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Whisky Sour

This classic whisky cocktail has been a go-to cocktail for generations. It has a tart flavor with a silky-smooth consistency, that will leave you wanting to make this cocktail at home or ordering at the bar. Master the classic recipe and then you can get creative with other flavors of your choice.

COCKTAIL RECIPE
FOR
1
SERVE

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients Unit
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
2 Parts
Lemon Juice
1 Part
Simple Syrup
0.5 Parts
Egg* White/Aquafaba
0.5 Parts

METHOD

  1. Build in shaker
  2. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled
  3. Strain into glass
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Hot Toddy

A Hot Toddy is the perfect beverage during the cold seasons. It’s warming, tasty and even thought to help sore throats – what’s not to love? All you need to make this tasty cocktail is hot water, whisky, honey and lemon. The whisky’s rich, smoky, deep flavor is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the honey and tart taste of the lemon – this cocktail is truly a winner and the perfect refreshment to cuddle up next to the fire with.

COCKTAIL RECIPE
FOR
1
SERVE

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients Unit
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
1.5 Parts
Lemon Juice
0.3 Parts
Honey
0.2 Parts
Apple Cider
0.5 Parts
Grated Cinnamon, Cayenne, and Lemon Wheel (for Garnish)

METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mug.
  2. Serve hot or chilled.
  3. Garnish with grated cinnamon, dusting of cayenne, lemon wheel.
the glenlivet caribbean reserve tartan tiki whisky cocktail

Mai Tai

Traditionally made with rum and a tiki party fave, this version of the Mai Tai gets a smooth upgrade with The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve.

This cocktail has a fresh and fruity flavor at hat is great cocktail choice for adventurous whisky drinkers as well as those in the early stages of discovery.

COCKTAIL RECIPE
FOR
1
SERVE

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients Unit
The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
1.5 Parts
Lime Juice
0.75 Parts
Amaretto Syrup
0.5 Part
Triple Sec
0.5 Part
Simple Syrup
0.25 Parts
Orange Slice + Pineapple Fronds

METHOD

  1. Add ingredients to a tin.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain over fresh ice into rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with pineapple fronds and orange slice.
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Grain & Cane

This summer cocktail uses white balsamic vinegar to add a touch of vinous acidity and complexity to a refreshingly fruity whisky cocktail.

The Scottish climate defines the character of The Glenlivet whisky. These same conditions also make Scottish raspberries the best in the world. The combination of whisky and raspberries is a historical favourite – which also happens to be key ingredients to Scotland's most famous dessert Cranachan!

COCKTAIL RECIPE
FOR
1
SERVE

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients Unit
The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve
1.5 Parts
Fresh Raspberries
5
Lemon Juice
0.5 Part
White Balsamic Vinegar
0.2 Parts
Simple Syrup
0.5 Part

METHOD

  1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over crushed ice in a highball glass.
  2. Garnish with fresh raspberries and a grind of black pepper.
  1. Raspberries can vary in their levels of sweetness. If they are very sour, an extra dash of sugar syrup might be needed.

THE OLD FASHIONED

The Glenlivet Old Fashioned is a new twist on an old classic. Made with just three ingredients – this cocktail is simple to make and guaranteed to delight your friends and family.

COCKTAIL RECIPE
FOR
1
SERVE

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients Unit
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
2 Parts
Simple Syrup
0.25 Part
Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes
Orange Twist

METHOD

  1. Add The Glenlivet and simple syrup in a rocks glass.
  2. Add two dashes of bitters.
  3. Stir with a large ice cube.
  4. Garnish with orange twist.

Whether you’re hosting friends at home or having a quiet night in on your own, these easy cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate or unwind for both whisky drinkers and whisky newcomers. Share yours and join the conversation using @TheGlenlivet #BreakTheSterotype.