Whiskey On The Rocks

Discover Whiskey On The Rocks, the ideal representation of simplicity and elegance in savoring whiskey! With just 2 ounces of your favorite whiskey and a single ice sphere, you can relish the natural essence of this fine spirit. Embark on a journey to appreciate the pure flavors of whiskey in this classic creation!

Whiskey poured into a highball glassware with round ice cube.

Why I Love This Recipe

My simple take on this classic recipe is all about the pure essence of whiskey, served in its simplest and most delightful form! It’s a classic that highlights the true flavors of this fine spirit. The magic lies in the ice sphere, which melts at just the right rate, ensuring your whiskey remains smooth and perfectly chilled without being watered down. Just pour the whiskey over ice, made just like my Highball Whiskey Soda, just minus the carbonation.

Imagine sipping on your favorite whiskey, feeling its distinct flavors dance on your palate. It’s an experience that’s not just for connoisseurs, anyone who appreciates the real taste of whiskey will love this! It’s the ideal choice for those who want to savor whiskey in its purest, smoothest form, without any harshness. So, why wait? Dive in and discover the unparalleled joy of enjoying whiskey at its finest!



  • Whiskey – your preferred bottle of whiskey.
  • Ice – ice sphere.

Whiskey poured into a highball glassware with round ice cube.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


Step 1 Add ice sphere to the glass.

Round ice in cup.

🧊 Ice Mold Pro Tip

For crystal-clear ice spheres, use Hot Filtered Water when making the ice cubes.

Step 2 Pour whiskey of choice and gently stir, allowing drink to chill slightly.

Whiskey on the rock in a cup.

Recipe Variations

You have the flexibility to enjoy your whiskey in different ways. Skip the ice for a neat whiskey experience. If you want a refreshing twist, add a splash of ginger ale to make a Ginger Whiskey Soda. Or, mix it with some orange syrup to create an Orange Whiskey Soda with a fruity kick.

Whiskey poured into a highball glassware with round ice cube.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits to using Ice Sphere vs Regular Ice Cubes?

Ice sphere melts at a slower rate, allowing you to add enough chilled water for the whiskey to have a smooth flavor while still keeping it perfectly chilled. Plus, it adds an elegant touch to the presentation.

Can I use regular ice cubes instead?

Yes, you can use regular ice cubes, but it won't result in the best possible flavors of the whiskey. Regular ice cubes tend to melt more quickly, diluting the whiskey and making it taste watered down.

What are some good whiskey to use?

The choice of whiskey depends on personal preference. You can consider options like Scotch, Irish, Tennessee, Bourbon, Japanese, and Taiwanese whiskey, each offering its unique flavor profile.

Are there any recommended garnishes or additions to enhance the flavor?

No, Whiskey on the Rocks is designed to present the true flavor of the whiskey in its purest form. No garnishes or tricks are needed to enhance the experience, it's all about savoring the whiskey as it is.

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Whiskey poured into a highball glassware with round ice cube.

Whiskey On The Rocks

Embrace the classic allure of Whiskey On The Rocks, a smooth, unadulterated whiskey experience awaits.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: whiskey on the rocks
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 140kcal


  • 2 oz Favorite Whiskey
  • 1 Ice Sphere


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for whiskey on the rock.
  • Add ice and pour whiskey in a cup.
    Whiskey on the rock in a cup.


Calories: 140kcal | Sodium: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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