Rapper Drake`s Go-To Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

His nickname may be Champagne Papi, but it turns out Drake is actually more of a whiskey man.

Back in February, the 29-year-old rapper announced via Instagram that he was launching his own brand of the spirit with liquor mogul Brett Hocking. Virginia Black, which hit stores nationwide this month, tastes noticeably smoother and sweeter than your average Bourbon thanks to a slightly lower alcohol content (each bottle is 80-proof rather than the usual 95-proof).

For those who prefer their booze mixed rather than straight-up, we’ve got Drizzy’s go-to recipe–using the whiskey, natch–and it doesn’t stray too far from the standard Old Fashioned.

A Taste of Honey


2 oz Virginia Black ($40; liquorama.net)

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz honey syrup (combined with 1/2 oz water)

1 grapefruit peel


Shake things up

1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin with ice.

2. Shake well and strain over new ice into a double rocks glass.

3. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

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