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What to mix with whiskey? Here are all the best mixers that create deliciously easy drinks with minimal ingredients.

What to mix with whiskey

Got whiskey? Great: let’s get mixing! There are so many ways to mix whiskey into interesting drinks, and here’s the thing: many of them require only 2 ingredients! You don’t need fancy cocktail equipment here. Here’s what to mix with whiskey to make deliciously easy drinks! These work with any type of whiskey you have on hand: bourbon, rye, Irish whiskey, or Scotch. Some are classic cocktails with hundreds of years of history, and others are simple 2 ingredient tricks. Ready to get started?

And now…top ideas for what to mix with whiskey!

More top whiskey cocktails

What else to mix up with whiskey? There are so many great whiskey cocktails with loads of history. Here are some of our favorites with additional ideas for mixers:

Want to mix more types of alcohol? Go to What to Mix with Tequila and What to Mix with Vodka.

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What to mix with whiskey

What to Mix with Whiskey: Highball, Sour & More

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


What to mix with whiskey? Here are all the best mixers that create deliciously easy drinks with minimal ingredients.


  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 4 ounces soda water, tonic water, ginger ale, or ginger beer
  • Lemon wedge
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice!)


  1. Fill a glass with ice. Pour in the whiskey and mixer and stir gently.
    Squeeze in the lemon wedge and serve.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: What to mix with whiskey

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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