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15+ Tried & True Best Bourbon Cocktails

Tried and True bourbon cocktails from people who really love bourbon! These are the best bourbon cocktails. Everything from simple bourbon cocktails with few ingredients to those classic bourbon cocktails that have stood the test of time.

Bourbon Cocktails

A good bourbon is enjoyed neat. However, bourbon makes pretty a good cocktail too. Here are our favorite Bourbon Cocktails from our bar.

Old Fashioned Cocktail

For the true bourbon snobs the classic bourbon cocktail, The Old Fashioned, is their go-to bourbon cocktail if not drinking bourbon neat! If you are new to bourbon I recommend using a lower-proof bourbon for this cocktail. Get the details and recipe on how to make the Best Old Fashioned.

Bourbon Manhattan

Bourbon Manhattan

This riff off the classic Manhattan swaps outs Rye for Bourbon. Next to the Old Fashioned, I would say this Bourbon Manhattan Recipe is the next best for Winter Bourbon Cocktails.

Bourbon Margarita

Bourbon Margarita

This inspired Mexican bourbon cocktail has only 3 ingredients plus garnishes. It is called a bourbon margarita or Kentucky margarita. Get the recipe!  

Kentucky Mule

Kentucky Mule

With only 3 ingredients this easy bourbon cocktail will keep you refreshed all Summer Long! Kentucky Mule Recipe

Kentucky Buck

Kentucky Buck

Kentucky Buck Recipe

This is our favorite Summer Bourbon Cocktail!

Bourbon Apricot Cocktail

A smooth blend of fresh apricots, bourbon, agave nectar, and a splash of ginger beer. Bourbon Apricot Cocktail recipe

Bourbon Amaretto Sour

Bourbon Amaretto Sour

This new bourbon cocktail is a riff on the classic Amaretto Sour.  Bourbon and black walnut bitters have been added for a smooth nutty cocktail garnished with nutmeg. Bourbon Amaretto Sour Recipe

Bourbon Whiskey Sour

Bourbon Whiskey Sour

Citrus pairs so well with bourbon. Bourbon cocktails with lemon are the best summer bourbon cocktails. Light, crisp, and refreshing this Bourbon Whiskey Sour Recipe is a classic Bourbon cocktail.

New York Sour Bourbon Cocktail

New York Sour

This New York Sour variation has Black Walnut Bitters and a Spiced Pear liquor that is amazing! Paired with the bourbon and red wine float this Fall Inspired Bourbon Cocktail is a show stunner! New York Sour Recipe

Bourbon and Coffee

Bourbon Cold Brew

If Starbucks and Bourbon met at a bar…. This new bourbon cocktail takes day drinking to a whole new level. Get the details and recipe on how to concoct this bourbon and coffee cocktail.

Holiday Bourbon Punch.

Bourbon Punch

We make bourbon punch every year during the holidays but even though it has a festive vibe it is a perfect Summer Bourbon Punch. 

Bourbon Eggnog

Bourbon Eggnog

It isn’t the holidays without this Bourbon Spiked Eggnog.

Bourbon Milk Punch

When it is not the Holidays this smooth Bourbon Milk Punch Recipe will take care of you!

Cherry Infused Bourbon and Coke

Cherry Infused Bourbon & Coke

This isn’t your regular bourbon and coke. Cherries are infused into the bourbon. Use these cherries in an Old Fashioned or mix them with coke for a Cherry Infused Bourbon and Coke. 

Punch Flora Cocktail

Flora Punch

(recipe follows)

We picked this new bourbon recipe up from Old Forester. It is a spring and summer bourbon cocktail. It tastes like a flower blossoming on a cool spring day.  After the first sip, you will feel like a hummingbird.

Best Bourbon Cocktails
5 from 5 votes

Punch Flora

Summer Bourbon Cocktail

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon cocktails, summer bourbon cocktail
Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1.5 oz. 100 Proof Bourbon⁣
  • 1 oz. Oleo Saccharum⁣
  • 2 oz. Jasmine Tea⁣
  • 2 dashes Old Forester Hummingbird Bitters⁣
  • Lemon wheel for garnish⁣


  1. Combine ingredients and ice in a shaker.

  2. Shake and strain over ice.

  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Cooking with Bourbon

Yep, there is bourbon in these recipes. Not only do we drink bourbon but we cook with bourbon too!

New to Bourbon?

Bourbon comes in different recipes (mash bill), age, and proof. For the beginner start with low-proof bourbons. Stick with 90 proof or lower. Our favorite bourbons to mix are Buffalo Trace, 4 Roses, Weller Special Reserve, and Eagle Rare.

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