3 tasty and easy Johnnie Walker Black Label cocktails for the holidays

by W. Andrew Powell
Johnnie Walker Black Label

Johnnie Walker Black Label is the perfect whisky for the holidays, and here are three excellent cocktails to try.

Aged for a minimum of 12 years, the deluxe whisky is oaky and smooth, with a hint of smoke. I love it neat, but it’s excellent in any whisky cocktail.

These three recipes are the perfect pick when you’re celebrating, entertaining, or just having a quiet night in this winter. Please drink responsibly.

Whisky Hot Toddy

Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky Hot Toddy
Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky Hot Toddy

Cold cocktails are fine, but there’s something incredible about this classic whisky cocktail, and it’s perfect for Christmas in a nice brandy glass.

This recipe offers a hint of smokiness, it’s easy and only has four ingredients, and you can add more flavour with a number of extras.

Add in a cinnamon stick for extra spice, keep it zesty with dried orange, or take it to a whole other level with a sprig of rosemary.

You can also try this cocktail with Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve.


  • 50 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 20 ml honey
  • 100 ml hot water


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a brandy glass.
  2. Stir lightly to mix.
  3. Add a sprig of toasted rosemary to garnish.

Whisky Godfather

This cocktail is so simple, and so delicious, blending almond sweetness with the depth and beauty of Johnnie Walker.

Served in a tumbler, this whisky and amaretto mix is one that suits any occasion.


  • 45 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • 15 ml Amaretto


  1. Add all the ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass.
  2. Stir well and then serve in a tumbler, over one large cube or several small ones. You could even use an ice ball.
  3. Add a brandied cherry to garnish.

Whisky Soda Highball

For a classic cocktail that you can also add your own personal touch to, the Whisky Soda Highball is easy and refreshing.

Add toasted rosemary to garnish, or add in your own flavours with a lemon or orange slice.


  • 45 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • 180 ml club soda


  1. Choose either a highball or collins glass and fill with cubed ice.
  2. Add the whisky to your preferred glass and top up with club soda.
  3. Stir lightly to combine.
  4. Add a sprig of toasted rosemary to garnish.

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