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10 Great Bourbon Cocktails to Try Right Now

Inside Job.

Corn-based and barrel-aged, bourbon holds a special place in many whiskey lovers’ hearts. Purists may enjoy drinking it neat, but the real beauty of the spirit lies in its ability to blend into delicious drinks. Don’t believe us? See for yourself with these 10 bourbon cocktails.

  • Bourbon Lift

    This boozy version of a New York egg cream is dessert in a glass. Bourbon gets mellowed thanks to heavy cream, while coffee liqueur and almond orgeat lend their deep flavors to perfectly balance the whiskey.

  • Shandy Maker

    Emily Wong

    IPA in a bourbon cocktail? It might sound strange, but it sure is tasty. The Shandy Maker mixes bourbon and Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA with fresh marjoram, grapefruit and lemon juices, and simple syrup for a spirit-forward sipper that you won’t be able to put down.

  • Coal Miner’s Daughter

    Inspired by the great Loretta Lynn song, this Southern sipper calls for ginger syrup, lavender and honey that give a subtle sweetness to bourbon. A slapped lavender sprig is the perfect garnish to add an extra hint of floral aroma as you sip.

  • Bourbon Rickey

    Tim Nusog

    Not all Rickeys are made with gin. This simple variation on the Gin Rickey uses bourbon, fresh lime juice and club soda. It’s easy to make, plus you can mix a whole batch for a party and still have time to entertain your guests.

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  • Stone Barn

    This tropical Tiki concoction combines bourbon, a splash of rum, ginger liqueur, coconut syrup, carrot juice, lemon juice and dill. Shake them all together and strain over crushed ice.

  • Espresso Milk Punch

    Juliana Argentino

    This caffeinated spin on a classic Bourbon Milk Punch is going to be your next go-to brunch cocktail. Bourbon, espresso liqueur and chicory liqueur are tamed by heavy cream. Garnish with freshly ground espresso and toast a new day.

  • Bourbon, Vanilla & Chocolate Milkshake

    Who says that adults can’t have a little fun too? This spiked milkshake will take you back to your childhood with the flavors of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup mixed with good-quality bourbon for a drink that’s both cool and sweet.

  • Expense of Honesty

    Expense of Honesty. Ashley Hylbert

    Bourbon and two kinds of rum come together in this easy-drinking cocktail. Honey and demerara sugar add sweetness, while two kinds of bitters keep everything balanced and drinkable. Garnish with an expressed orange peel.

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  • Bourbon Strawberry Iced Tea

    Bourbon Strawberry Iced Tea. Tim Nusog

    Sweet strawberries offset bourbon’s deep flavor in this shoulder-season sipper. All you need are fresh berries, lemon, simple syrup and your favorite Kentucky brown, which are combined then topped with unsweetened iced tea.

  • Inside Job

    Inside Job.

    The Inside Job is the perfect dinner companion or postdinner drink this fall. Bourbon, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, simple syrup, Angostura bitters and absinthe combine in perfect harmony. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry and enjoy.