Whiskey Nips – The Ultimate House Cocktail to End the Day

Invented by Las Vegas lifestyle and craft cocktail writer Robert Kachelriess, the Whiskey Nips is the ultimate house cocktail. It’s easy to make and just the right balance of sweet and bitter over a strong bourbon base. Pour each shot of alcohol over ice in a rocks glass. Top off with club soda (ideally, La Croix grapefruit — or “pamplemousse” if you’re sophisticated) and stir with a spoon (or steak knife for extra macho factor). No garnish needed.

Feel free to adjust the levels of alcohol to preferred strength level. Just beware: this drink goes down easy. Almost too easy. Another bonus: The recipe is so simple, it’s easy to describe to any bartender, although La Croix is always preferred to club soda from a gun.

If you enjoy cocktails like the Boulevardier or Japanese Cocktail then this refreshing herbal and almond cocktail is ultimate cocktail. If you do not have Grapefruit La Croix or any other grapefruit infused soda water then soda water and grapefruit bitters can be used.


Whiskey Nips – The Ultimate House Cocktail to end the Day

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Recipe by Robert Kachelriess Course: DrinksCuisine: American






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Invented by Las Vegas Lifestyle and craft cocktail writer Robert Kachelriess, The Whiskey Nips is his go to cocktail after a long day at work.


  • 1 oz Aperol

  • 1 oz Disaronno

  • 1 oz Bourbon

  • 2 oz Grapefruit La Croix


  • Add Ice To Mixing Glass and combine all ingredients except the Grapefruit Soda water in the mixing glass.
  • Stir the ingredients for 20 – 30 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink.
  • Add ice to the glass and strain the drink into glass.
  • Gently pour the grapefruit soda water on top.
  • Give a couple turns to mix and enjoy.

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