These unique serves are perfect for toasting to National Cocktail Day (May 13th)

The day we have all been waiting for is here – National Cocktail Day!

Whether you’re already a fan of whisky, or if you’ve never tried it before, there’s never been a better time to try a whisky cocktail.

Not everyone associates whisky with cocktails, but a well-balanced serve will showcase whisky’s versatility, complexity and great taste.

With the ever-increasing popularity of Whisky, there has never been a better time to try something new. Whether it’s trying a new cocktail or investing in a cask of your own, Whisky’s success is something to be enjoyed by all.

Cask whisky experts, Whisky Investment Partners, have compiled its top cocktail recipes so you can enjoy a whisky serve this National Cocktail Day! So forget the Mojito, put down the Pornstar Martini, and give these delicious recipes a try. 

Old Fashioned 

Perfect for something quick and easy

The original whisky cocktail! Usually made with a bourbon, but Whisky Investment Partners recommends trying it with a single malt instead… delicious!


  • 40ml Suntory Kakubin whisky
  • Soda or sparkling water
  • Lemon


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Add the whisky and stir with a spoon to cool it.
  3. Top up with soda and stir. Garnish with lemon.

Scotch Mint Julep

Perfect for a first timer


  • 50ml Buffalo Trace bourbon
  • 5ml lime juice
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 60ml soda water
  • Fresh mint leaves


  1. Muddle together the fresh mint, sugar and lime in a tall glass.
  2. Load with ice.
  3. Add the bourbon and top up with soda water.

Millionaire Cocktail

Perfect for a celebration


  • 2 ounces bourbon whisky, or rye whisky
  • 1 ounce orange curaçao liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon crème de framboise liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • 1 large egg white


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the whiskey, curaçao, crème de framboise, grenadine, and egg white.
  3. Shake well, then add ice and shake for at least 30 seconds to ensure the egg is completely mixed.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Serve and enjoy.

Whisky Sour

Perfect if you’re feeling adventurous


  • 50ml The Famous Grouse Smoky Black
  • 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 12.5ml sugar syrup
  • Half an egg white (optional)
  • 2 dashes of aromatic bitters


  1. Mix the ingredient in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 10-12 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chunky tumbler. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

The Fancy

Perfect for a night with friends


  • 2 ounces blended whisky
  • 1/2-ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 1 dash bitters
  • Orange twist, or lemon twist, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, pour the whiskey, triple sec, sugar, and bitters. Fill with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange or lemon twist. Serve and enjoy.
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