When it comes to creating Bourbon cocktails, the taste buds' journey never ends. Smooth and peppery, rich and oaky, charred and full-bodied. While purists may insist on pouring this traditional American spirit neat or on the rocks, experimenting with your favorite Bourbons can open you a whole new world of whiskey drinking. Continue reading for the best Bourbon cocktails crafted with some of the best whiskeys on LiquorMates.
An Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned is perhaps the first Bourbon cocktail that springs to mind.
The greatest Old Fashioned cocktail, a traditional recipe in the world of whiskey drinking, is created with a premium Bourbon like Angel's Envy. Pour 60ml of Bourbon over 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 3 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 teaspoon water, and an orange peel for a sophisticated and straightforward drink that is both traditional and contemporary. Garnish with an orange peel.
A Bourbon Sour
The Bourbon sour, which combines tangy lemon with the distinctive depth of Bourbon and egg white to bring it all together, promises to awaken your taste senses in a matter of seconds. For the foundation of this drink, you should choose something flavorful and well-balanced, such Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Shake vigorously the following ingredients: 25 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 large egg white, 60 ml bourbon, and 25 oz simple syrup to make the cocktail. After pouring, add bitters to the top of a cocktail glass and serve.
A Bourbon Lemonade
Add some Bourbon to your childhood favorite beverage to take it to the next level.
The ideal summertime beverage is a Bourbon Lemonade, which is simple to prepare. If you want a drink that is strong and spicy with a distinctly smooth finish, Bulleit Bourbon is a terrific option. For an unbeatably delightful cocktail, mix 45ml Bulleit Bourbon with 120ml lemonade and serve on the rocks with a lemon slice.
The renowned Manhattan is one drink that has never really left the craft cocktail revival. This cocktail is elegant and mellow with a hint of sweetness. It combines 60ml Bourbon, 30ml sweet vermouth, two dashes of Angostura bitters, and one dash of orange bitters into a smooth, simple-to-make beverage. We make ours with Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon for a drink that is full-bodied and smooth from beginning to end. Place a brandied cherry on top of the Coupe glass after straining all the ingredients.