I would never dream of adding grenadine to my Manhattan, but this guide offers some good ideas for various occasions. I love how I'm the manly man since I drink it straight. Women can drink straight whiskey too lol.
For an easy, three-ingredient drink (and one of the most traditional whiskey cocktails), this can be whipped together in no time and easily adjusted for different taste preferences. Get the recipe at The Weary Chef.
Iced Whiskey Coffees with Whiskey Syrup and Whipped Cream
This whiskey lemonade is pretty similar to whiskey sour. Whiskey sour is one of the easiest drinks to make, but it is often messed up. For the most part, many bars and restaurants use those pre-made, store bought sour mixes.
"In the early 'cocktail' connoted a drink mixed with bitters. The recipe for this one, the Manhattan, comes from Keen's Steakhouse in Manhattan." -Definitely too bitter for my taste & I like my strong alcohol hidden more.