3 Chic Cocktails to Celebrate Whiskey Day

Get frisky with some whiskey on March 27 for the spirits International day of recognition. Here’s three of our fave whiskey mixes guaranteed to get you feeling neat (see what we did there).


Cherry Whiskey Smash

The Cherry Whiskey Smash is a super swanky sipping drink with a modern twist on retro roots.


  • 3 frozen cherries
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 cup ice, or as needed
  • 2 fluid ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 fluid ounce sweet Italian vermouth
  • 1/2 fluid ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste


Place cherries in a lowboy glass and splash with bitters. Muddle cherries until smashed to desired consistency. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; pour in rye, vermouth, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Cover shaker, shake vigorously, and pour cocktail over cherries.

Try one at The Montauk.


Vieux Carré

This Old New Orleans classic cocktail packs a powerful punch and is delightfully complex.


  • .75 oz Angel’s Envy Rye whiskey
  • .75 oz Cognac
  • .75 oz Martini sweet Vermouth
  • 1 tsp Bénédictine
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters


Add all the ingredients to a rocks glass. Fill with ice and stir.

Try one at Okra.


Kentucky Mule

The Kentucky Mule uses Maker’s Mark rather than vodka in a Moscow Mule for a refreshing ode to the brown liquor.


  • 5 oz. Maker’s Mark
  • .5 oz. lemon juice
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 oz. ginger beer
  • 1 lemon wheel
  • 1 mint spring


Add Maker’s Mark to a copper mule mug. Add lemon juice and simple syrup and stir with a bar spoon. Top with ice and ginger beer. Garnish with a mint spring and lemon wedge.

Try one at Twin Peaks



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