It is time to celebrate the New Years Eve and if you are looking for new and fun drinks to try this time, you have come to the right place! If you are a whiskey lover and want to ditch the same old ways of sipping on it, here are some interesting recipes which are easy and quick to make. You will need these four basic ingredients to make 5 exciting drinks, read below to know how!  


The 4 Basics:

Whiskey (obviously),  lemon / orange, cinnamon sticks, sugar cubes / honey 

Have a strainer and a lighter handy too. 


  1. A Classic Hot Toddy

If you would prefer having a hot drink which isn’t overly sweet and cosy up this new years, the easiest cocktail you can make is a Hot Toddy. Also, this drink helps cure coughs and colds. If you’re calling in sick this new years, you still can have your own party going! 

All you need for this cocktail is 

  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • 1 ounce honey, to taste
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, to taste

Warm the water and add all the above mentioned ingredients according to your taste preferences. To make it more sweet, you can add more honey or extra lemon juice add more zing! End it with a cinnamon stick in your drink.  That’s all it takes!


 2. Ginger Highball 

Yet another classic and simple drink to make with your favourite whiskey is the whiskey highball. A highball is basically a tall glass. Your ginger whiskey highball requires just the following ingredients:  

  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • 3 ounce ginger ale

Pour your favourite whiskey over a few ice cubes into a chilled highball glass, add ginger ale to it and finish it off by adding a lemon peel as garnish. 

3. Applejack

This simple drink is probably not a combination you would think of but it tastes amazing. All you need:

  • 1 ounce apple juice
  • 2 ounces whiskey

You can take your favourite whiskey and mix it with apple juice in a glass filled with a few ice cubes. If you like cinnamon like I do, you can use it as a garnish as well!

4. Old Fashioned 

The Old Fashioned is a drink that has stayed on for many years. The drink a quite sweet which makes the drink smoother but it is yet a strong cocktail to have. It is an easy to make cocktail with just a few ingredients. 

  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1 cinnamon stick 
  • 1 ounce whiskey 
  • 1 orange   

Place a sugar cube in your glass and pour the whiskey on top of it. Add ice cubes to it and stir well. You then have to burn a cinnamon stick and dip it into your drink. Squeeze an orange over the drink and add the peel to it as garnish. 

5. Whiskey Sour 

Another easy drink to make is the Whiskey Sour. It is simple, quick and nourishing too. Because of the lemon, it is also a refreshing drink. With just the following ingredients, try this easy whiskey drink today!

  • 1 ounce whiskey 
  • 1 or 2 ounce lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Shake the whiskey, lemon juice and sugar with cracked ice. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass. Garnish it with a lemon peel. That’s about it! 

To all the whiskey lovers, I think this blog should’ve helped you make new cocktails in no time at your new year parties. Tell me in the comments below if you tried any of these drinks or if you have any other drinks that are easy to make!