3 Awesome Ways to Use Your Whiskey Ice Glasses (aka Whiskey Tumblers)

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We love the different whiskey glasses available to those of us who love a decent whiskey…but sometimes we notice that certain types of glasses don’t seem to get used as much as others.  In our case, it’s the whiskey tumbler, or as others call it, the ice or rocks glass.  We find ourselves grabbing one of the more exotic whiskey glasses most days (such as these cut crystal glasses), so we thought we’d discuss three awesome ways to use your whiskey ice glasses.

Bourbon Old Fashioned


  • White sugar cube
  • Angostura bitters
  • Bourbon
  • Orange peel
  • Water
  • Ice

The volume and exact method differs depending on the bartender/cocktail maker, but effectively it’s white sugar dissolved in some water and bitters, plenty of ice and a couple of shots of bourbon.  Once mixed, the all important orange peel has it’s oils extracted over the glass and sometimes rubbed on the rim and added to the mix…then served to the salivating whiskey lover.

Whiskey Sour


  • Bourbon
  • Simple syrup
  • Lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Cherry
  • Lime wedge/slice

Like all cocktails, the bartender might have their preferred volumes, however it’s typically a shot or two of bourbon, around 3/4 oz (around 20ml) each of lemon juice and simple syrup, shaken with a heap of ice.  This is strained into a whiskey ice/rocks glass with plenty of ice in it then has the cherry and lime wedge added as a garnish.  Nothing to get sour about with this delicious whiskey cocktail.

Whiskey on the Rocks


As simple as it gets (well not as simple as neat but you get it…).  Pour your favourite whiskey into an ice or rocks glass with your preferred quantity of ice and sip away.

Do you have your own favourite uses for the classic whiskey ice or rocks glass?  Let us know in the comments below!

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