Grant’s Whisky Cocktails

Soon Summer will be gone, and Autumn will be here. Early autumn evenings are the perfect time to relax outdoors and reflect on the summer’s fun and just because the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler is no reason to stop enjoying your garden. The weather at this time of year can often be drier and more pleasant than summer so grab some Grant’s Family Reserve Whisky set the mood with some russet coloured cocktails and try a different angle on al fresco entertaining this autumn.

Head to your garden with some Short Grant’s Manhattans when you feel like a cosy catch-up with friends. Simply mix Grant’s Family Reserve Whisky, extra dry and red vermouths and bitters for a delicate and sophisticated cocktail and enjoy the autumn colours, smells and new freshness in the air.

For those Indian summer evenings in the backyard, the Grant’s Old Fashioned is the perfect partner. Enjoy the evocative citrus and orange blossom notes hinting to the last of the summer days while the whisky’s cinnamon and vanilla notes give tantalising hints of cosy winter nights to come.

For bonfire night parties serve the adults a Godfather. This simple cocktail is the perfect solution for big autumn gatherings outdoors with the Grant’s Family Reserve whisky and amaretto giving this drink indulgent, honey and almond notes. Serve warm to thaw you and your guests while watching fireworks or chilled over ice to cool down those on bonfire duty

Try a different angle on autumn with Grant’s Whisky this year and experience a new world of refreshment. For more cocktail ideas and tips on how to make the most of your garden in the long autumn evenings go to

The Grant’s Family Reserve Whisky is priced from £12.99 and is available at all leading supermarkets and off licenses.


Short Grant’s Manhattan

· 2* shots Grant’s Family Reserve Whisky

· 12.5ml red vermouth

· 12.5ml extra dry vermouth

· 10ml maraschino cherry syrup

· 2 dashes of orange bitters

· 1 dash of angostura bitters

· Optional: dash of sugar syrup

Add all the ingredients together and stir once. Pour into glass. Garnish with a twist of orange zest and a maraschino cherry.

*1 shot of equals 25ml

Grant’s Old Fashioned

· 2* shots Grant’s Family Reserve Whisky

· Dash of orange bitters

· Dash of angostura bitters

· Sugar (or sugar syrup)

· Garnish with a twist of orange zest

Muddle an orange slice in a tumbler and remove. Add one dash of angostura bitter. Add three dashes of orange bitter. Add 3 ice cubes. Add 15ml Grant’s Family Reserve. Stir well. Ass 2 more ice cubes. Add sugar or sugar syrup. Stir well. Pour. Garnish with twist of orange.

*1 shot of equals 25ml


· 2* shots Grant’s Family Reserve Whisky

· 20ml Disaronno amaretto

· splash of orange bitters

· Garnish with orange zest

Fill the glass with ice cubes. Add the Grant’s Family Reserve. Add the Disaronno amaretto. Splash over the orange bitters. Zest an orange over the glass and garnish with a long slice of peel

*1 shot of equals 25ml

Please Enjoy Grant’s Whisky Responsibly

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