Easy to make Bourbon cocktails

Bourbon cocktails

Here are some easy to make bourbon cocktails that you can easily whip up in minutes!

Which Bourbons are best

Bourbons are one of the most versatile spirits and are used in a ton of different cocktail recipes.  Here are some of our favourite bourbons to use in cocktails + recipes that bring the most out of the whiskey's flavor!

Our favorite bourbons for making cocktails:

  • Jim Beam
  • Maker's Mark
  • Woodford Reserve Rye American Whiskey

A good bourbon for cocktail is one that blends when with other flavors, whereby mixing doesn't diminish the flavor of the whiskey nor ingredients used.

The abovementioned bourbons don't have overpowering characteristics and shine when used in a cocktail. These are affordable & commonly found bourbons that you will definitely find in most bars!

Read on to find out the best simple bourbon cocktail recipes.

Whiskey Sour

A classic cocktail that uses bourbon, one that's on the list of official cocktails by the International Bartender Association (IBA).

Here's what you need (1 serving):

  • Bourbon Whiskey (4 tablespoon)
  • Lemon Juice (2 tablespoon)
  • Maple Syrup (1.5 tablespoon)
  • Garnish (Orange peel or cocktail cherry)
  • Ice

Add Bourbon, Lemon Juice and Syrup to a cocktail shaker, fill with a handful of ice and shake until the mix is very cold.

Strain the drink into a glass, top with ice and garnish!

Bourbon Sidecar

A spin on another IBA official cocktail, this bourbon version adds another dimension of the classic bourbon sweetness to the mix!

Here's what you need (1 serving):

  • Bourbon Whiskey (4 tablespoon)
  • Cointreau (2 tablespoon)
  • Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon)
  • Simple Syrup (1 teaspoon)
  • Garnish (lemon twist)

Place all the ingredients with ice and shake until cold. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass then garnish and serve.

Whiskey Highball

This is one of the easiest cocktails to make that shines the spotlight on the whiskey used.

Here's what you need (1 serving):

  • Bourbon Whiskey (2 ounces)
  • Soda water (4 ounces)
  • Garnish (lemon peel)
  • Ice (clear, if possible!)

Fill the glass with ice and pour in the bourbon and soda water and stir gently, squeeze the lemon wedge and serve!


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