12 fruity whisky drinks for the citrus and berry lovers
Feeling fruity? Look no further, because we’ve got some juicy cocktails that’ll be right up your street. Whisky is often found paired with spiced, creamy flavours, but its light honeyed sweetness is also a perfect match for your favourite fruits.
Whether you’re into tangy citrus, bursting berries or more tropical produce, there’s a cocktail recipe for you. So get juicing and shake up our shortlist of the best fruity whisky drinks.
We’re kicking things off with an exotic twist on a classic cocktail, the lychee sour. Inspired by Southeast Asia’s native fruit, this drink is deliciously simple, with lychee juice and fresh lemon elevating the sweet flavours of Ballantine’s Finest.
Grapefruit… it’s the marmite of the fruit world, but here at Ballantine’s we’re a big fan. If you like your drinks on the sour side, then our grapefruit whisky cocktail is a recipe you’ll want to remember.
The bitter citrus fruit is sweetened by smooth, blended scotch for a softer, lighter finish. The only drink you’ll ever need for this year’s heatwave.
Miss your childhood juice box? We’ve got you covered. This tangy, sweet cocktail mixes whisky and orange juice with triple sec and lemon soda to make a highball worthy of any summer gathering. It’s essentially adult OJ, so you know it’ll go down a storm.
We’re passionate about this particular drink. Meet the passion fruit sour, a game-changing cocktail that’s bursting with flavour and memories of your holidays in the tropics. And the best thing is, it only takes two minutes to whip up.
Sharp, sweet passion fruit purée is what gives this cocktail extra punch, with an added squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Who doesn’t love a pitcher at a party? Next time you’re hosting, shake up your cocktail routine and try something new with this whisky cranberry cocktail. Mixing berries with elderflower, fizz, apple and lemon, it’s as light as a summer punch can get. Make sure to put out extra glasses because your guests will be wanting more.
Amen to the cherry whisky sour. This variation on the classic sour is bursting with fruity sweetness from fresh, ripe cherries, sugary cherry syrup and – the cherry on top – our very own cherry flavoured whisky, Ballantine’s Wild. Make a round during cocktail hour and you’ve got yourself some seriously valuable hosting points.
Class up the cocktails at your next big night in with this fruity twist on a much-loved classic; the cherry whisky sour.
Take your tastebuds to the tropics with our whisky pineapple cocktail. The Guadalupe is as delicious as it looks, worthy of any beach bar menu. You might want to stock up on ingredients if you plan on serving it this summer, but the effort’s more than worth it.
Grilled pineapple is what makes this drink a showstopper serve, so get the barbie on – it’s cocktail hour!
Cranberry Orange Whisky Sour
If you want something fruity to drink during the colder months, then give this cocktail a go. The cranberry orange whisky sour is a tart, citrus drink that combines our favourite festive fruits with a fiery fizz of ginger beer and Ballantine’s Finest scotch whisky. The perfect serve for any holiday party.
Cranberry Orange Whisky Sour
This wintery Cranberry Orange Whisky Sour featuring Ballantine’s Finest is the perfect complement to your holiday menu.
If you’re a fan of classic cocktails with a fruity twist, then you need to give an apple cider old fashioned a go. This beloved drink has been a staple for centuries, thanks to its short and sweet finish that comes from a simple mix of whisky, sugar, and bitters. And the best part is, it’s the perfect base for adding your own unique twist.
Simply stir in a shot of apple cider with Ballantine’s 7 Bourbon Barrel Finish, and you’ll have yourself a sweet and tangy sip that’s sure to impress.
Ballantine’s and Lemon Soda
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this drink – with just two ingredients (and tons of ice) you can be sipping its citrusy sweetness in seconds.
This whisky lemon cocktail is one for those who live a zesty life. So go to town with your favourite lemon soda and don’t forget a freshly squeezed lemon wedge for extra bite.
Apple Cider Old Fashioned
A new spin on an old classic…meet the Apple Cider Old Fashioned. Made with only 4 key ingredients, this serve may be simple but it’s guaranteed to turn heads!
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