April 25, 2019

The 5 Most Famous Bourbon Cocktail Recipes

 Famous Bourbon Cocktail RecipesBourbon is the whiskey of choice for many drinkers and the star of many classic cocktails. From tall and fruity to short and strong, there are cocktail recipes for all bourbon lovers. Start with your bourbon of choice and have fun experimenting with these famousbourbon cocktail recipes!

  • Old Fashioned

  • There are few things more classic American than the old fashioned cocktail. It’s easy to make and combines the perfect balance of flavors.


    • 1 sugar cube
    • 2 to 3 dashes of bitters
    • 2-ounces bourbon
    • Garnish with orange peel and maraschino cherry

    Make it:

    Place sugar cube inside an old fashioned glass. Splash the bitters over the sugar and muddle. Fill the glass with large ice pieces, add the bourbon and stir well. Garnish with the orange peel and cherry. Optional: Top off with a splash of club soda. Our commendation for this drink is to use Breckenridge Bourbon

  • Manhattan
  • Whiskey’s version of the gin martini, the Manhattan is a classic cocktail that will never go out of style. It is super simple to make and requires only three ingredients.


    • 2-ounces bourbon
    • 1-ounce sweet vermouth
    • 2 to 3 dashes bitters
    • Garnish: cherry

    Make it:

    Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry and voila! Our strong recommendation for this drink is Bib & Tucker Bourbon

  • Mint Julep

  • The classic beverage of choice for the Kentucky Derby, the mint julep is a fantastic drink for cooling down in the summer months.


    • Mint leaves from 4 to 5 mint sprigs
    • 2 sugar cubes, or ½ ounce simple syrup
    • 1 ½ ounces bourbon

    Make it:

    Place mint and sugar cube or simple syrup into a julep cup. Muddle well to dissolve the sugar. Add the bourbon, fill the glass with crushed ice and stir well. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Many chose to make this drink with Crown Royal Bourbon

  • John Collins

  • As the tall version of the whiskey sour, the John Collins is a favorite highball cocktail among many bourbon drinkers, offering a refreshing combination of sparkling, sweet and sour.


    • 1 ½ ounces bourbon
    • 1-ounce lemon juice
    • ½ ounce simply syrup
    • 2-ounces club soda
    • Garnish: maraschino cherry and orange slice

    Make it:

    Pour the Heaven's Door bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well and top with club soda. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

  • Hot Toddy

  • As enjoyable in a five-star restaurant as it is in a secluded cabin, the hot toddy is the classic hot cocktail. Best enjoyed fireside with friends, or cuddled up at home with a cold.


    • Boiling water to fill a mug
    • 4 cloves (or cinnamon stick)
    • 1 lemon peel or wheel
    • 2 tsp brown sugar or honey
    • ¼ ounce lemon juice
    • 2-ounces bourbon

    Make it:

    Fill a mug with boiling water and let stand for a minute. Add the sugar or honey and stir to dissolve. Add the lemon peel or wheel, spices, lemon juice and bourbon, and stir. Make this with nothing but Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak Whiskey

    Chip’s Liquor carries a wide selection of premiumbourbon whiskey at a wide range of prices to offer something for every kind of bourbon drinker.




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