Are you a whiskey lover? Warm, woody whiskey is a salt-of-the-earth liquor whose voluptuous flavors can be savored solo or coaxed to the forefront in cocktail form. From the classic whiskey-and-cola to the sophisticated, beloved Boulevardier, whiskey connoisseurs aren’t afraid to take their favorite liquor straight—or chase with a few bells and whistles that can highball their favorite spirit.
Whiskey lovers, rejoice: SLIQ’s barrel-stored bourbon pops are here, and they’re taking this debonair liquor to the next level. Wipe down your home bar and ready your rocks glasses: here are the best mixed drinks with whiskey, courtesy of SLIQ’s nuanced range of Frozen Whiskey Cocktails.
#1 Whiskey Ginger Smash
This whiskey cocktail has been around at least since the 1800s, with zippy notes of lemon and mint to refine through whiskey’s darker, honeyed flavors.
For a 21st-century take on this industrial classic, behold: the Whiskey Ginger Frozen Cocktail. With a spicy nip of ginger to mediate between its citrusy and earthy notes, our twist on this classic cocktail is the next step for turning your next evening into a smashing good time.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 lemon wedges
- 2-4 SLIQ Spirited Ice Whiskey Ginger Pops
- ¾ oz simple syrup or maple syrup
- 4 mint leaves
First, drop your lemon wedges into a cocktail shaker to muddle. While you’re muddling, be sure to chase the pulp and the peel—while the meat of the lemons has the juice, lemon peels house those rich, flavorful oils that will add dimension to your cocktail’s finish.
Next, add your simple syrup, mint leaves, and SLIQ Whiskey Ginger Frozen Cocktails. Shake well—you want the frozen cocktails to dissolve to a smooth, sippable consistency, but the result should still be a little slushy to preserve that icy texture. When it’s time to serve them up, pour into a rocks glass, garnish with a spring of mint, and sip to your heart’s content.
This recipe yields one serving, so feel free to scale up according to your needs. Keep in mind that SLIQ’s Frozen Cocktails are 8% ABV, which means that the amount of alcohol in two pops is about equal to a standard cocktail pour.
#2 Apple Old Fashioned
Many an old-timer would turn their nose up at a nazzy martini or schmaltzy sidecar, declaring Old Fashioneds to be the single best cocktail you can make. But gussy up this speakeasy staple with an apple-tart twist, and you’ve got yourself a simple, not-too-sweet, accessible cocktail that cuts across generations with a flavorful punch.
First, gather your ingredients:
- 2–4 SLIQ Spirited Ice Whiskey Apple Pops
- ¼ ounce simple syrup
- 2 dashes bitters (choose apple for an autumnal twist)
As one of the most venerated cocktails in the game, old-fashioneds are simple to prepare: combine all of your ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and stir or shake vigorously to mix. Then, pour into a rocks glass and adorn it with an orange peel or maraschino cherry garnish—the cocktail equivalent of sparkling cufflinks for that classic Old Fashioned touch.
#3 Chilled Whiskey & Cherry Cola
Mixed drinks with whiskey and cherry cola make for an iconic pairing, conjuring images of jukeboxes, jitterbugs, and the 1950s soda shoppes of old. Alongside cherry cola’s creamy effervescence, the fledgling caramel notes of whiskey take flight, making for a cocktail that’s equal parts sugar and spice.
Make these opposing flavors even sleeker by popping in SLIQ’s Whiskey Cola Frozen Cocktail to chill them to the bone. Made with premium, barrel-stored bourbon, it’s a perfect way to add complexity to this simple two-ingredient beverage. To make a beverage for you and your date, you’ll need:
- 2 cans of your favorite cherry cola
- 2-4 SLIQ Spirited Ice Whiskey Cola Pops
- Lemon peel to garnish (optional)
To prepare, blend your SLIQ pops with cherry cola in a blender until velvety and pour into shooter whiskey glasses. Garnish each glass with a lemon peel, pop in a straw for a classic soda shoppe vibe, and sip to your heart’s content.
#4 Ginger Boulevardier
The Boulevardier, a bittersweet spin on the Negroni, debuted in the 1920s among upper-echelon American expatriates in Paris. A neat little package of bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Italian bitter liqueur, loosen the collar of this upper-crust cocktail by introducing the rugged notes of SLIQ’s Frozen Whiskey Ginger Frozen Cocktails.
To pull it off, you’ll need:
- 1–2 SLIQ Spirited Ice Whiskey Ginger Pops
- 1 ounce Italian bitter liqueur
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
In a rocks glass, stir together the SLIQ Frozen Cocktails, liqueur, and vermouth until silky. Pop in an orange peel and serve on a coaster to nurse (or devour) until your thirst is quenched.
Other whiskey cocktails worth trying out include:
Spiced Bourbon Hot Toddy
One of the surprising things about this whiskey drink is it is best served warm. This brew is made of bourbon, fresh lemon juice, honey, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.
Here’s another whiskey drink best served hot. The quintessential Irish Coffee is made from freshly brewed coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and topped with whipped cream.
Whiskey and lemon are a match made in heaven. And it’s another classic cocktail you can make on your own. Just pour in equal parts lemon juice and whiskey in a glass and garnish with some herbs and a lemon wedge.
Any avid whiskey drinker must’ve ordered this at some point. Now, you can make this at home, too. What you need are 2 ounces bourbon, 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice, 3/4 ounce simple syrup, an orange peel, and topped with Maraschino cherry.
SLIQ’s Frozen Cocktails: For Good Times That Run the Gamut
Whichever whiskey beverage tickles your fancy, your SLIQ Frozen Whiskey Cocktails should never be out of reach. Made with natural flavors and barrel-stored bourbon, they’re the perfect way to get your fix and keep your chill, either on their own or mixed to taste. For specific concoctions for the warmest season, check out these summer whiskey cocktails.
Aside from frozen whiskey cocktails, there are also other alcohol ice pops. Whether you’re revving up the blender in preparation for cocktail hour or tucking in with a nightcap and unwinding solo, keep your freezer stocked with SLIQ Spirited Ice frozen cocktails to keep your favorite whiskey on tap today.