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Three Whiskey Cocktails to Make After a Very Long Day

April 3, 2020 Drinks By Photo by Harald Gottschalk
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Whether it’s a $20 bottle of Jack or a six-figure bottle of scotch, whiskey has a place in everyone’s bar cart. In Whiskey Cocktails ($50), world-renowned mixologist Brian Van Flandern curates a selection of over 50 whiskey-based cocktails that you can mix at home. Well, sort of. While Van Flandern includes whiskey cocktail staples like the mint julep, he also throws in some truly top-shelf choices like the Rippin Mint Mule — a riff on the Moscow Mule, mixed with Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year instead of vodka. Here are three whiskey cocktails from Van Flandern’s new book for you to mix at home. Whiskey Cocktails, published by Assouline, is available to buy right now.

Vieux Carre

Makes one cocktail

1.5 ounces High West Double Rye Whiskey
.5 ounces Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
1 teaspoon Bénédictine
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass

2. Add large cubes of ice, stir throughly and taste for balance.

3. Strain into serving glass over fresh ice, garnish and serve.

Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee

Makes one cocktail

1 ounce Bushmills Irish Whiskey
3.25 ounces hot coffee
.75 ounces Demerara sugar syrup

1. Combine all ingredients in the serving glass

Japanese Gold Rush

Makes one cocktail

1.5 ounce Suntory Hibiki 17 Year Old Whisky
1.5 ounce honey syrup
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 to 5 large mint leaves, muddled

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin.

2. Muddle the mint.

3. Add large cubes of ice and shake vigorously.

4. Double strain into the serving glass over fresh ice, garnish and serve.

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Tyler Chin

Tyler Chin is Gear Patrol’s Editorial Associate for Editorial Operations. He's from Queens, where tempers are short and commutes are long. Too bad the MTA doesn't have a team like Ed-Ops.

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