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Whiskey Cocktail Recipes, From Classic To Experimental (PHOTOS)

We nevermore ways to enjoy rye and bourbon, but we found some.
05/14/2013 09:04am ET | Updated April 10, 2014

It's no secret that we are lovers of brown spirits around here. We've tried whiskeys from the far reaches of the earth to make sure we're drinking the best ones (even a bourbon from New Mexico and Sweden's riff on Scotch). But we're not always drinking our whiskey on the rocks -- on many drinking occasions, we're thirsty for a whiskey cocktail.

The list below is by no means a comprehensive guide to all the whiskey cocktail recipes under the sun. There are way more of those than we can count. But, what we have pulled together are a few of the absolute, must-try classics, as well as some of our favorite variations on traditional whiskey cocktails. To help ourselves narrow it down, we stuck to rye and bourbon for these drinks, but we've had amazing whiskey cocktails made with everything from Scotch to moonshine. What's your favorite whiskey cocktail?

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1
Manhattan
Dave Lauridsen
The classic. Start here, and learn to love all other whiskey cocktails better. We prefer ours with rye whiskey. Get the Manhattan recipe
2
Algonquin
James Ransom/Food52
3
Sazerac
Liquor.com
4
Old Fashioned
Dave Lauridsen
Get the Old Fashioned recipe
5
The Brooklyn Cocktail
Putney Farm
6
The Scofflaw
Putney Farm
7
Bubbly Manhattan
James Ransom/Food52
8
Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda Floats
How Sweet It Is
9
Apple Rye Punch
James Ransom/Food52
10
Adrienne Forbes' Hot Toddy
Kristin Perers
11
Whiskey Sour
Liquor.com