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.
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.
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.
This inspired Mexican bourbon cocktail has only 3 ingredients plus garnishes. It is called a bourbon margarita or Kentucky margarita. Get the recipe!
With only 3 ingredients this easy bourbon cocktail will keep you refreshed all Summer Long! Kentucky Mule 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
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
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
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 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.
We make bourbon punch every year during the holidays but even though it has a festive vibe it is a perfect Summer Bourbon Punch.
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 & 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.
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.
Summer Bourbon Cocktail
- 1.5 oz. 100 Proof Bourbon
- 1 oz. Oleo Saccharum
- 2 oz. Jasmine Tea
- 2 dashes Old Forester Hummingbird Bitters
- Lemon wheel for garnish
Combine ingredients and ice in a shaker.
Shake and strain over ice.
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.