3 Whiskey Cocktail Recipes for the Modern Gentleman


It has been said that men drink beer and women drink wine, but gentlemen drink whiskey. While it's now a bit dated and frankly inaccurate to ascribe gender to one's drink of choice, one cannot deny that there's an image of sophistication that comes with a modern gentleman holding onto and sipping a whiskey cocktail.

Upscale cocktails made with whisky are a true gentlemen's drink, and there are several enjoyable whiskey recipes that every modern gentleman should enjoy at some point. If you are interested in exploring the wonderful world of whiskey, here are three cocktail recipes you should seek out.

1. Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is one of the more iconic whiskey drinks, so much so that it has a glass named after it. Invented in the early 1800s, it is a mixture of bourbon, bitters, water, and a sugar cube.

The drink is traditionally served with a slice of orange as a garnish, and one can also include a maraschino cherry. You can also add ice to the drink. However, make sure you follow the rule of stirred and not shaken.

2. Manhattan

This drink is a satisfying mix of whiskey with sweet vermouth. It can be used with any form of whiskey, although bourbon and rye are the traditional choices. There is a stronger taste that intensifies one's sense of manliness as they drink.

However, the taste can be a little too strong for some. Adding some angostura bitters can balance out the taste a little. A maraschino cherry is also a nice touch.

3. Sazerac

This was one of the earlier branded whiskey cocktails recipes, having been made with Sazerac de Forge et Fils cognac. However, as time has passed, rye whiskey has become the more traditional main ingredient. Of course, there's no harm in experimenting a bit and returning to the old ways if you're a cognac fan. 

A Sazerac is made by mixing rye, absinthe (or Herbsaint), honey, bitters, and a sugar cube. A lemon wedge is also included as a garnish. Developed in New Orleans and enjoyed by its residents since the 1850s, this drink will bring a touch of American Southern hospitality to your drinking experience.

Whiskey Cocktail Recipes for the Modern Gentleman

These upscale whiskey cocktail recipes will play a big part in upping your gentleman game. The sophistication you will feel sipping on one of these cocktails is a sensation like no other. And more importantly, they all have a taste that can't be beaten.

The Modern Gentleman has many other tips and tricks to make you into the gentleman you dream of being. Along with other whiskey drink recipes, our Journal covers everything from grooming and fashion, which are essentials to make you stand out as a gentleman. You'll stand out at all the special events you attend with a little help from us.

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