The best recipes for a homemade Christmas whiskey cocktail

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When it’s cold and dark outside, there is nothing better, than a homemade Christmas whiskey cocktail. The smooth taste of selected whiskey combined with flavorful juices, liquors and spices creates and instant homey and festive atmosphere in your house. Served in tastefully decorated glasses or even in a ceramic mug a Christmas whiskey cocktail is also a nice way to welcome guests or to surprise your colleagues during a Christmas dinner.

The best recipes for a homemade Christmas whiskey cocktail

Our team from Whisky Flavour has been searching for the best recipes, that combine very well with the whiskeys in our monthly whiskey subscription. We tested them at home and assure you, that our Christmas whiskey cocktail recipes are the perfect fit for a cozy evening at home or an unforgettable Christmas party.

Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

The first recipe is from a blog we like a lot. For the preparation you need a good bourbon and sweet, Canadian maple syrup. The outcome is a smooth and gentle cocktail, that even pleases people who normally don’t like to drink whiskey.

Ingredients for one cocktail

1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) Bulleit bourbon or your bourbon of choice
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice
2 to 4 teaspoons maple syrup, to taste (I like 3 teaspoons, which is the equivalent of ½ ounce or 1 tablespoon)
Pinch of ground cinnamon, optional


Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar about two-thirds full of ice. Pour in the bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Securely fasten the lid and shake well.
Pour fresh ice into your cocktail glass and strain the cold whiskey sour mixture into the glass.

For more information and a really nice read we recommend checking the blog!

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Christmas whiskey cocktail recipes with Irish

There are plenty of Christmas whiskey cocktail recipes on the internet. Most use Bourbon whiskey though. Since we also really enjoy a good glass of Irish from time to time we decided to add a recipe that requires Irish instead of Bourbon whiskey. The recipe is very simple and is the perfect choice for everyone who also enjoys a good cup of coffee from time to time!


2 parts Irish Whiskey
1 part Kahlua coffee liqueur
½ part mint schnapps
Christmas Santa stick for decoration


Add the ingredients to a glass filled with ice. Now sit back, relax and enjoy.

For more information we also recommend visiting the homepage of the Irish Whiskey Museum, which is located in the heart of Dublin. And if you find the time just go straight to the museum!

A Christmas whiskey cocktail with Scotch

Warming, spicy and delicious: The Whiskey Mac is a classic cocktail, that has been around before cocktail bars opened up in every other street. For this traditional recipe you need a good Scotch, ginger wine, ice and some fresh ginger. The preparation is very easy: Just mix two parts of ginger wine with three parts of whiskey and pour the long drink over ice. Garnish it with some fresh ginger or with a decorative cinnamon and sugar rim. Enjoy the long drink along with your favorite shortbread or some traditional gingerbread.

What is your favorite Christmas whiskey cocktail? We would be very happy, if you could share it with us! Of course, we will feature your recipe and your blog in one of our future posts! Cheers and have a lovely holiday season!

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