With St. Patrick's Day approaching in just a few weeks, now's the time to practice these tasty cocktail recipes with your favorite Irish whiskey! Whether you're into dry, bitter drinks or sweeter sips, we've rounded up a variety of refreshing options to suit your taste. Prepping for holiday celebrations or planning your own? Go beyond the classic Guinness options, and take a look at these creative whiskey cocktail recipes!
Manhattan on the Rocks
Sweet vermouth, a dash of Angostura bitters, plus — of course — a maraschino cherry on top make this Manhattan on the rocks recipe  a must have.
For a classic Irish coffee recipe , look no further than this tutorial from the place where the drink originated: San Francisco's Buena Vista Cafe.
Like an amped-up Manhattan, this Vieux Carré recipe  features Cognac, sweet vermouth, plus Angostura Bitters and Peychaud's Bitters.
For a taste of New Orleans, try this classic Sazerac recipe  with Peychaud's Bitters, Pernod Absinthe, a sugar cube, and a lemon peel.
Irish Whiskey Highball
With just two ingredients — whiskey and ginger ale — this Irish Whiskey Highball recipe  couldn't be simpler.
Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, maple syrup, and grenadine sweeten up this Easterner cocktail recipe .
This whiskey lemonade recipe  with fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and lemon zest hits all the right sweet-and-sour notes.
Pumpkin Irish Coffee
The pumpkin pie cream liqueur in this pumpkin Irish coffee recipe  gives classic Irish coffee a unique twist.
Mashed Old Fashioned
Ginger ale, a dash of bitters, and a slice of blood orange bring an East Coast spin to this mashed Old Fashioned recipe .
Improved Whiskey Sour
This Improved Whiskey Sour recipe  features two sweet add-ins: honey and Meyer lemon juice.