Try One (Or All) Of These Bourbon Cocktails Tonight

There is no doubt that bourbon is one of the most popular spirits in cocktail culture today, and with good reason. Bourbon's complex flavor profile and rich texture make it a versatile spirit, allowing it to be easily adapted to a myriad of different cocktail recipes.

1. Old Fashioned

When it comes to classic cocktails, nothing is more beloved than the old fashioned. This iconic drink has been around for centuries, and it continues to be a favorite among cocktail connoisseurs today. 

Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz. Horse Soldier Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 0.25 oz demerara 
  • A few dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Orange peel and Luxardo cherry

Pour demerera and bitters into a cocktail stirring/mixing glass. Put sugar cube into the mixture and muddle. Pour bourbon into the mixture. Add ice and stir with spoon until outside of mixing glass is cold to the touch. Strain cocktail into a rocks glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with orange peel and skewered Luxardo cherry.


2. Blackberry Mint Smash

This drink is the perfect cocktail when you're in the mood for something a little more refreshing. Not too sweet, and the mint gives it that little extra oomph. Great any time of the year!

Blackberry Mint Smash

  • 2 oz. James E. Pepper 1776 Bourbon
  • 0.75 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz. simple syrup
  • 4-5 blackberries
  • 4-5 mint leaves

Muddle blackberries and mint in a cocktail shaker. Pour bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup into the cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake ingredients. Using a strainer, pour ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a skewered blackberry and mint leaf.

3. Whiskey Sour


Everyone knows and loves whiskey sours, but have you had it with egg white? This is the traditional way to make a classic whiskey sour, and we think you'll love it. 

Whiskey Sour

  • 2 oz. Tennessee Legend Kingsnake Bourbon
  • 0.75 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz. simple syrup
  • Egg white
  • Garnish: Luxardo cherry

Pour bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white into a cocktail shaker. Shake well for about 30 seconds. Add ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake for an additional 5-10 seconds. Using a strainer, pour ingredients into a coupe glass. Garnish with a skewered Luxardo cherry.