Whiskey is pretty delicious on its own, and needs no justification or encouragement to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. That being said, sometimes an easy cocktail is in order to smooth out the flavors of a budget bottle, to impress the Tinder date you somehow lured back to your apartment with the promise of a great cocktail, or for the simple sake of mixing it up, literally.
But making a great cocktail doesn't always mean outfitting your bar with enough beakers and droppers to give Gus Fring pause. Sometimes you need just three ingredients, as is the case with these ultra-simple, three-ingredient whiskey drinks.
Editor's note: We're not counting garnish as an ingredient, but feel free to go nuts with the cherries.
Hot toddies are great when you're sick, and even better when you feel fine and just want a delicious hot beverage with a kick. Opt for any whiskey that's not too petey: American, Canadian, Irish, or Scotch will do just fine.
- ¼ lemon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 ounces whiskey
Squeeze the lemon wedge into a mug and leave it in the bottom. Add honey, whiskey, and top with hot water.