These Bourbon-Based Cocktails Are Guaranteed To Impress

 These Bourbon-Based Cocktails Are Guaranteed To Impress

June 14 marks National Bourbon Day, the celebration of America’s native spirit and we will be honoring the occasion with Bourbon-Based Cocktails.  To define it, Bourbon is a whiskey that is only so when it is distilled in the United States. Dating back to the 1700s, early Scot-Irish settlers in Virginia and Kentucky began distilling corn. It was the only grain native to the area, which made for exceptional whiskey owing to its sweetness. Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn, stored in new charred-oak barrels and distilled to no more than 160 proof. There are many ways to celebrate, including an experience involving the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, hosting a bourbon tasting party, or mixing a few concoctions at home. To get you in the spirit, we have listed 7 easy bourbon-based cocktails to make that are guaranteed to wake up your palate.

These Bourbon-Based Cocktails Are Guaranteed To Impress
These Bourbon-Based Cocktails Are Guaranteed To Impress

Apple Rose

 

Ingredients:

Method:

Fill highball glass with ice and add Bourbon. Top with apple juice. Stir briefly, topping with more ice if needed and add dashes of Angostura bitters on top. Garnish with apples slices.

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Bourbon Espresso

Ingredients:

Method:

Pour the Bourbon, coffee liqueur and espresso into a cocktail shaker tin and shake hard with ice. Strain the drink into chilled martini glass and balance 3 espresso coffee beans on the foam to garnish.

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Kentucky Lemonade

 

Ingredients:

Method:

Combine the Bourbon, lemon juice and syrup into highball glass, add a splash of soda water and stir. Fill glass with ice, top up with more soda water and stir once to mix. Garnish with lemon slice.

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Collins

Ingredients:

Method:

Into a tall glass and over cubed ice, pour a jigger of Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon. Add juice of lemon, and 1 tsp. Sugar. Fill with club soda and stir. Garnish with slice of lemon and cherry.

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Amor De Fresa

 

Ingredients:

Method:

In a mixing glass: Add Strawberry and simple syrup. Muddle. Add Bourbon and bitters. Add ice and stir. Strain into a rocks glass on ice. Garnish with a luxardo cherry and a fresh strawberry.

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Bourbon Smash

 

Ingredients:

Method:

Slice lemons into eighths. Muddle 3 lemon eighths in a cocktail shaker, then add all remaining ingredients. Lightly shake, and for a rustic style cocktail, you can deposit the ingredients of the tin into a double old-fashioned glass with all of the fruit and the mint. For a more refined cocktail, fine strain the contents of the shaker into a double old-fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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Attitude Is Everything

 

Ingredients:

Method:

Mix all ingredients into a rocks glass with ice and stir. Serve and enjoy.

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