Whiskey has been around for centuries, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t constantly evolving with the times. In recent times, there has been a huge rise in the number of Soho cocktail bars, and they’ve been utilising whiskey to create amazing whiskey concoctions. It highlights just how versatile whiskey is, and we encourage you to try out different varieties of whiskey cocktails.
But, it’s vital that you search around for the best bars in Soho, London. It’s all well and good being open to trying whiskey cocktails, but it’s crucial that you head to an established bar that is popular. Otherwise, you may have a below-par experience and have a bad opinion on whiskey cocktails which isn’t justified.
Anyway, we’re going to walk you through a few common whiskey cocktails that you should definitely order the next time you are in Soho cocktail bars…
The old-fashioned whiskey cocktail is slightly more flexible, as you can play around with the type of whiskey you use as the main ingredient. But, it tends to be a choice between bourbons and rye. Bitters, sugar and a small amount of water are added to complete the cocktail and provide you with a simple, refreshing drink.
This is an incredibly traditional style of cocktail and will welcome you into the world of whiskey nicely. It typically uses rye whiskey, although some bars swap this out for the similar bourbon. Then, bitters will be added, followed by a dash of sweet vermouth. Sometimes, places like a lounge bar will add a garnish, such as orange peel or a cherry, although these aren’t necessary.
Combining a strong, distinct and sweet taste such as whiskey, with an acidic element such as lemon or lime juice, is absolutely genius. To balance out the flavours, simple syrup is added, and you’ll be left with a cocktail that is heavenly when you drink it. A great thing about this cocktail is that any whiskey can be used.
This one is slightly unusual, and you will either love it or you’ll hate it. You will have a light Canadian whiskey, harmonised with a dry vermouth and pineapple juice. It may seem simple, but the taste is far from it.
However, if you are looking for something different, you should visit ‘The Shed’, a cosy basement lounge bar at RustiKo. Our professional bartenders have created some fabulous, innovative whiskey cocktails to provide you with an amazing drinking experience at the best lounge bar in London.
Made with Rye whiskey, Campari and Dry Vermouth, the exquisite fusion of whiskey and vermouth has made this a popular cocktail at RustiKo.
Smoked Mint Julep
The delightful combination of Scotch Whiskey, Mint and Ginger Ale builds up to the symbolic taste of the Smoke Mint Julep, making it a charming choice for every cocktail night. The smoke infused scent and twang are the signature twist of this cocktail, refreshing the texture and, at the same time, preserving its distinctive Scotch taste.
Apart from these 2 whiskey cocktails, there are others amazing, original cocktails at ‘The Shed’. Why not visit our basement lounge bar for an unforgettable cocktail experience in the heart of Soho? We are currently doing a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ promotion during Happy Hour every day.
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