Since it is almost the weekend, and none of us can head to the pub, we have shared these easy-to-make whisky cocktail recipes - ideal for those getting creative at home.
From a twist on a classic whisky sour and a cold hot toddy, to using some store cupboard ingredients, there’s something for all tastes in these whisky cocktail recipes.
Owner of Glasgow bar, The Gate, Andy Gemmell says: "For some easy whisky cocktails to try at home then look no further than a simple style of a cocktail called The Highball.
"This long and refreshing serve is the hottest thing in the whisky industry at the moment, and also the simplest to create at home. Essentially a classic whisky highball is just whisky and soda water but I have given you a few twists to try at home."
25ml blended whisky
Orange slice for garnish
Add cubed ice into a tall glass.
Add 1 measure Whyte & MacKay or any blended whisky.
Stir for 5 secs and add more ice if needed.
Top with cream soda.
Finish with an orange slice.
Glenfiddich brand ambassador, Christiano Protti, says: "served in downtown São Paulo there comes one of the best whisky cocktails in the Americas. A development of the original whisky sour, see how they enjoy it in the bars and clubs of Brazil’s biggest city."
50ml Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
The white of an egg
20ml sugar syrup
20ml lime juice
Add the Glenfiddich, egg white, sugar syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker.
Add the ice and shake generously.
Pour the mixture into a martini glass.
Spray Angostura bitters over the cocktail and serve.
40ml The Macallan Sherry Oak 12
20ml Oloroso sherry
Splash of tonic water
Fill a glass two thirds with ice.
Pour in the ingredients in the order listed and stir.
Add the lemon wheel to garnish.
50ml Glen Moray fired oak
Few dashes of Angostura bitters
1 bar spoon maple syrup
Cherry and orange peel for garnish
Put the spoon of maple syrup to a glass.
Add a few dashed of bitters.
Place a large piece of ice in the glass and stir.
Pour in the Glen Moray.
Keep adding ice and stirring.
Garnish with a cherry and slice of orange.
50ml Old Pulteney 12 Years Old
10ml apricot liqueur
15ml fresh grapefruit juice
15ml lemon juice
5ml sugar syrup
15ml egg white (optional)
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
Shake well and fine strain into a cocktail or coupe glass, then garnish with a grapefruit twist.
25ml Laphroaig 10
10ml Honey water
10ml Lemon juice
Pour all measured ingredients into a highball.
Fill with ice and lengthen with ginger beer.
Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Co-founder of Glasgow Cocktail Week, Nicola Moir said: "One of our most popular drinks during the Glasgow Cocktail Week festival last year was our fresh Apple Dog from our Cocktail World popup. Easy to make at home and perfect to enjoy in the garden."
40ml Copper Dog whisky
Freshly pressed apple juice
Apple slices to garnish
Add five cubes of glass into a rocks glass.
Pour in Cooper dog ( or any blended malt Scotch whisky).
Add your apple juice.
Garnish with apple to finish.
Head outside and enjoy!
50ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
200ml elderflower cordial
Splash of soda.
Take 50ml Johnnie Walker Black Label add 20ml elderflower cordial and top with soda.
Finish with fresh elderflower and a sprig of lavender.
Whisky consultant and author Blair Bowman says of this cocktail: "a favourite of mine and one that is pretty easy to replicate at home is the Penicillin, which is basically a cold hot toddy.
"It has Whisky, lemon and honey in it. Hopefully most people have honey in their cupboards and perhaps a couple lemons in the fridge. The recipe usually calls for ginger syrup or ginger liquor but I prefer it without."
25ml freshly squeeze lemon juice
10ml smoky whisky (optional: for a float on top).
Shake the first three ingredients together. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Option to 'float' 10ml of smoky whisky on top of the cocktail. To do this pour the smoky whisky over the back of a spoon and it should just 'float' on top of the drink. Garnish with lemon or ginger slice.
50ml Highland Park 12
20ml lemon juice
20ml elderflower cordial
Top with chilled soda water
Fill the glass with ice.
Pour the ingredients in the order listed, then top with chilled soda.
Gently stir and garnish with an orange wheel.
50ml Glenfiddich 12
Fresh mint leaves
A drop of honey
This cocktail is really simple as it's made like a G&T.
Pour the whisky into a glass, add the fresh mint and muddle.
Add ice and honey then stir.
Top up with tonic.