WE ALL welcome that rare guest who’s able to happily mingle with others. Likewise, a whisky mixer with personality really enlivens an evening compared to yet another dull soda or ho-hum ginger ale.
These sodas and cocktail ingredients are so tasty and original they might end up being the life of your whisky party.
Put Some Pep In Your Cocktails With These Top-Shelf Mixers
Bittermilk Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned or similar
Tastes like: Gingersnaps and root beer-like earthiness; gentian root and cinchona bark lend bitterness, balancing golden cane sugar, orange peel, and spices.
Mix this: An elevated Old Fashioned, using high-proof rye or a bourbon such as Wild Double Strength.
Fentimans Dandelion & Burdock or similar
Tastes like: A medicinal yet balanced blend of fermented ginger root extract, beet sugar, pear juice concentrate, and other herbal infusions.
Mix this: Herbal intensity pairs well with big caramel flavors of Jack Bourbon.
Fentimans Ginger Beer or similar
Tastes like: Bright, balanced, and pleasingly herbal. The bite of Chinese ginger root and botanicals is spicy yet refreshing.
Mix this: A Kentucky Mule (bourbon and ginger). Splash it on your Kentucky Bourbon with ice and lime.
Fever-Tree Smoky Ginger Ale or similar
Tastes like: Smoky bacon with a rich palette of gingers that are earthy and chocolaty.
Mix this: Mix a little Liquid Smoke with Superior Legend for an interesting version of Johnny Walker Red.
Q Mixers Tonic Water or similar
Tastes like: Crisp, light, and highly carbonated. Markedly well-balanced with subtle bitterness and citrus notes.
Mix this: Top off a bold blended taste-alike like Grainge Single Malt.
Regatta Craft Mixers Pacific Sea Salt Club Soda or similar
Tastes like: Dry, clean, and crisp, with exhilarating effervescence and the perfect hint of salt.
Mix this: A classic Highball — try Superior Legend, soda, ice, and a gentle stir. Do it on the cheap using Aldi’s Sparkling Mineral Water and a pinch of salt.
Until next time… Happy Distilling!