More Great Bourbon Cocktails From The Archives

A post to end the week as a part of the continuing series of the obscure and mysterious cocktails that involve misunderstood, American spirit - Bourbon. Look for more posts like this in the coming weeks and the celebration of Vodka and Liqueurs/Cordials in October. Don't forget to follow me on facebook, twitter, and google plus for all posts and the happenings at 'Raise Your Spirits'.

 

Kentucky Maid

Flavor Profile: Minty, Sweet

  • 2 slices of English hothouse cucumber
  • 3 spearmint sprigs
  • 2 oz Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

Garnish: Cuke slice and spearmint sprig

Glass: Julep glass or old-fashioned glass

Prep - In a mixing glass, muddle cuke slice, mint, and simple syrup. Add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake and double strain into an Old Fashioned or julep glass filled with fresh ice or drop contents with ice into glass. (Double-strain using a strainer if you want some cuke and mint in the finished drink.) Garnish with cuke slice and mint sprig.

Apricot Julep

Flavor Profile: Apricot, Spirit-forward, Sweet

  • 3 slices of apricots
  • 4 spearmint sprigs
  • 2 oz Knob Creek Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Apricot liqueur
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

Garnish: Mint sprigs

Glass: Julep or old-fashioned glass

In a mixing glass, muddle spearmint, apricots, and simple syrup. Add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake and strain into an old-fashioned or julep glass with fresh ice (Double strain if you want apricots and mint in finished drink.) Garnish with spearmint sprigs.

Maple Sidecar

Flavor Profile: Sour, Citrus/Spirit-forward, Sweet

  • 2 oz Premium Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz Maple syrup
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes orange bitters

Glass: Cocktail

Prep - Add all the ingredients to a shaker or mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Bondage

Flavor Profile: Fruity, Complex, Sweet

  • 1 oz Maker's Mark Bourbon
  • 1 oz Laird's Applejack brandy
  • 1/2 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Marie Brizard pear liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

Garnish: Lemon twist

Glass: Cocktail glass

Prep - Add all the ingredients to a shaker or mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

 

Cheers!  Have a great weekend and keep mixing it up!

Your Friendly, Neighborhood Cocktail Technician,

Michael