by CHZ

How do I know they are these are the 5 Most Popular Whiskey Cocktails? I posted a poll on both the YT channel and on Reddit and received over 2,000 votes. It was pretty clear that the Old Fashioned was the most popular by a long shot.

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The ‘modern’ version of the old fashioned was thought to be created back in the 1880s at the Pendennis Club when a patron asked for a drink in the Old Fashioned way. The bartender created a bittered sling but served it over ice and with a twist of orange, therefore creating the old fashioned.

– 60mL Bourbon / Rye Whiskey (2 oz)
– 2 Dashes of Angostura
– Sugar Cube
– Orange Twist


The whiskey sour was first printed on a menu back in 1856 and was originally served over crushed ice. It wasn’t until the 1890s that the egg white was incorporated.

– 60mL Bourbon Whiskey (2 oz)
– 22.5mL Fresh Lemon Juice (¾ oz)
– 22.5mL Simple Syrup (1:1) (¾ oz)
– Egg White
– Dash of Angostura


The back story of the Manhattan is a little hazy but we are led to believe that it was created at New York’s Manhattan Club back in the 1880s.

– 60mL Rye Whiskey (2 oz)
– 30mL Sweet Vermouth (1 oz)
– 2 Dashes of Angostura
– Maraschino Cherry


The Sazerac is believed to be created in New Orleans in 1850 by the creator of Peychaud’s Bitters which is still used within the drink to this day. The original recipe called for cognac but there was a shortage on grapes 15 years on and the drink was then made using rye whiskey.

– 60mL Rye Whiskey (2 oz)
– 2 Dashes of Peychauds Bitters
– 1 Sugar Cube
– Absinthe Rinse


The Irish Coffee was first made in the 1940s by an Irish bartender for Americans. He slipped in a nip of whiskey into each coffee and when they questioned “is this Brazilian coffee” he exclaimed “no, it’s Irish Coffee” and the name stuck.

– 45mL Irish Whiskey (1½ oz)
– 2 Tsp of Brown Sugar
– Hot Coffee
– Pouring Cream

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Nancy Saint Onge June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Old Fashion, Manhattan and Sazerac are my faves. I make a version of Manhattan with Vermont maple syrup and black walnut bitters – yum! I marinate my own bing cherries for the Old Fashion and Manhattan. 👍🏼

Ashley Connatser June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

high hopes

Lucas Galassi June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

A sazerac is fantastic, I had one in Pittsburgh and have been in lover ever since

N. S. June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Hes Good

Jennifer Duke June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

whiskey sour is my faaaaaav right now

Zak Burnett June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

when you use bitters to do the garnish, after the drops run a cocktail stick through the 3 circles, it turns them into 3 little hearts , 😀

John Weisbarth June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Great content mate!

Treavor Grind June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Very boring , you talk too much.

it's all about the cocktail June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

WOW! Great video Steve, and almost 500K views! Damn!

H. Anthony Ribadeneira June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am



Russell Lewis June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

I'm glad you missed the glass with the angostura bitters. I've never managed to avoid spilling some.

Thomas Balsillie June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Does anyone know how much sugar is in one sugar cube?

Peter Lee - Let's Celebrate TV June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

The joy of Manhattans is recipe stays the same, but you vary the whiskey. I seek out small batch rye whiskeys and make my Manhattans so always get to try a new "flavor".

Sam Wilson June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

That’s the best looking Irish coffee I’ve seen, delicious. Floated that cream like a boss too lol

The Young Wolf June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

so what happens to all the cocktails you make?

Prax Tar June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Can I make the old fashioned with scotch?

Satish Gudipati June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Thank u chief, tryng irish cofee wothout cream today, cheers

John Slammon June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

My brain goes to Eminem gorilla when he shakes. Fill em with the venom and eliminate em , other words obliterate em.

Israel Ramos June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Sazerac is my go to, but old fashion is good also. Most places make them too sweet though.

water7apple June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Good video on the mixing of the cocktails but can there be a switch on the brand of bourbon used? Several of your whiskey cocktail videos features Maker's Mark, which is a 1st level bourbon to me; folks generally graduate to better bourbons. IMHO

thehomez June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Happy to see I'm not the only one who splatters angostura bitters all over the counter! 1:49

Mark P Stengel June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Watched & Enjoyed 🥃👍

Mj Osano June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am


Ryan M June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Love that Hudson rye. Used to live up the Rd from the distillery. Mmmmmm, good times

alecisaplaya June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Instead of muddling a sugar cube for my old fashioned, I mix about a tbsp or so of maple syrup with about 10 droplets of bitters (I use a maple cinnamon) in a “double old fashioned glass” and stir. I then fill the cup with ice and pour bulleit rye to my hearts content. Then I add a maranshino cherry (with a little bit of the syrup) and garnish with orange slice (if I have it). Stir it up. Sip. Delicious. I’m by no means a professional but I’ve experimented over the years and this is what I’ve come up with

Vod Kanockers June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

I had an old fashioned once. Never again.

Caleb Rollins June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Can someone one help me out. What is the major difference between shaking and stirring the cocktails. Like why did he stir the Manhatten and not shake it

Rickard Martinsson June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

me and my friend tried once a recipe i figured out myself. so we took a big beer glass and we added 22.5 famous grouse and maple syrup and some appel juice and mixed it and after that we added milk and egg white and some cinnamon on top of it. it was one of the best things i ever tested out

Avner Buskila June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

I'm pretty sure Manhattan must be made with burben not with rye whisky

Ben Riddle June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Would lime juice work as a sub for lemon juice in the whiskey sour?

mainnerd2222 June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

I like the whiskey sour most of the time. I usually have 3 or 4 with my movies on the weekends. I do like to switch it up though. Sometimes I will have an old fashioned, or I'll just have it neat. For me, there are whiskeys that I really enjoy having it neat. I've never tried a manhattan before, I'm going to have try that. I switch up my old fashions to the more modern versions, instead of sugar cubes, switch it out for Pecan Wood Smoked Maple Syrup. I didn't think it would be good at the time, but my buddy talked me into it tasting it, so I tried it and I have to say, I really like it. The smoke just adds a bang to the cocktail.

C June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Love your videos, but I miss the tasting and commentary after each cocktail. Love the smile and accent…whoever she is, she's a lucky woman!

Kendrick Taliman June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Just came across your page today and I love your videos. SUBSCRIIIIIIIIBED. 🔥

Jazz 120 June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

For old fashioned, I usually use bourbon instead of Rye and I "burn" the orange peel a little before putting it in

batchagaloopyTV June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

i love a manhattan best whiskey drink imo—Mortons steak house has a State Street Manhattan it comes with a candied prime rib piece and a cherry 👍

X xider June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

Bro can u give some tips to be good barmen

jholotan best June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

It is "many a time" not times.

Blood Eagle June 28, 2020 - 10:02 am

1:50 and poooof, the spill disappeared


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