How to Mix Whiskey with Soda

Learn how to mix whiskey with soda from the experts at NYC's Rye House in this Howcast video.

Whiskey soda is a classic, wonderful thing. Seven and seven is one the first things I ordered when I was 14. Tasted like, well, tasted awful but it’s one of those things you get used to. Like anything good in life, it takes time, patience, perseverance.

It’s basically as easy as it sounds. We’ll leave out the part about lying awake at night, thinking you have a fever and you’re going to die. Whiskey and soda is a wonderful combination. Here we’ve got Clontarf Whiskey. It’s a nice Irish blend, takes the soda very nicely. Just a couple of ounces, if you don’t have a speed pourer, you know, just wash your hand, in case. You don’t want to over pour. Some soda water. If you have a mixing spoon handy, I like to get in there and just give it a little spin around. Make sure you get it thoroughly mixed. Garnish with lemon, because the softer citrus of lemon is much better than lime when you’re mixing with whiskey. It looks beautiful, huh? Yes it is.

And that’s how mix whiskey and soda.