tasty

Here Are 4 Basic Whiskey Cocktails Everyone Should Know

How to make a Manhattan, a Boulevardier, a Mint Julep, and an Old Fashioned

Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

1. Manhattan

Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

Fill a rocks glass with a large ice cube (or a few small ones). Add bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters, and stir. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

2. Boulevardier

Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

Combine bourbon, sweet vermouth, and campari in a tall glass or shaker with ice. Stir everything together until the mixture is chilled, then strain into a short glass or a cocktail glass. Rub an orange peel around the rim of the glass, then use the peel as garnish.

3. Mint Julep

Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

To crush the mint, put it in a tall glass or shaker and gently “muddle” it with a muddler or long spoon by pressing it into the bottom of the glass but not breaking it up. Add bourbon and simple syrup, and stir. Strain into a julep cup or short glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

4. Old Fashioned

Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

Spoon sugar into a rocks glass, then soak it with the bitters. Add a splash of water and stir. Add a large ice cube (or a few small ones), then pour the rye over the ice cube and stir. Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
  Your Reaction?
  REACT WITH GIF
 

    Starting soon, you'll only be able to post a comment on BuzzFeed using a Facebook account or via our app. If you have questions or thoughts, email us here.

    Contributions

    Get Tasty In Your Inbox

    Never miss a jalapeño popper again

    Now Buzzing
    More Tasty