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4 whisky recipes to kick off your weekend

By Anand Kuma
Last updated on: August 30, 2019 17:38 IST
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Hosting a get-together this weekend? These recipes will come handy.

Recipe by Anand Kumar, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Novotel Imagica Khopoli.



  • A cube of sugar
  • 2 drops of angostura bitters
  • 30 ml rye whisky
  • 30 ml VSOP cognac
  • 1 teaspoon kahlua
  • 3 star anise seed


  • Place the sugar cube in mixing glass. Add angostura, whisky, cognac and muddle until sugar dissolves.
  • Rinse a brandy balloon with kahlua and add the mixture. Garnish with star anise pods.

Tropicana Spritz


  • 150 ml apple juice, warm
  • 45 ml of whisky
  • 30 ml cointreau
  • Lime juice
  • Soda (for serving)
  • Apple slices (for garnishing)


  • Mix all the above ingredients and stir gently. Garnish with an apple slice.

Espresso Old Fashioned


  • 1 double shot espresso, room temperature
  • 30 ml bourbon whisky
  • 15 ml sugar syrup
  • Dash of bitters
  • Lemon peel ( for garnishing)


  • Combine espresso, bourbon, sugar syrup and bitters in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  • Stir until outside of shaker is frosty. Pour into an old fashion glass filled with ice and garnish with lemon peel.

Classic Whisky Smash


  • 7 fresh mint leaves
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp sugar syrup
  • 60 ml bourbon whisky
  • Crushed ice


  • Muddle fresh mint leaves, lemon and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker 4-5 times to release the juice and oils. Add 60 ml bourbon.
  • Transfer into an old fashion glass. Fill halfway with crushed ice and stir. Add more ice on top. Garnish with mint spring, cherry and black olives.

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