Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Bourbon Cocktails

Man o' War

Man o' War cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

Named for one of the finest racehorses in history, this citrusy bourbon drink inspires.

Man o’ War was one of the all-time greatest racehorses, winning 20 of the 21 races he ran. While he didn’t compete in the Kentucky Derby, he won the other two legs of the Triple Crown in 1920. He was also the granddaddy of another famed stallion, Seabiscuit. Remember him with this eponymous tipple, a citrusy bourbon concoction.


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Orange curaçao or triple sec
  • 1/2 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: Lemon peel
  • Garnish: Brandied cherry


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a skewered lemon peel and brandied cherry.