As American as apple pie, bourbon is one of the true classics of our country’s history. This versatile whiskey has a reputation for being a star in spirit-forward winter drinks, but it is just as delicious when paired with fruit and lighter ingredients, too. See for yourself with these 11 bourbon cocktails.
This cocktail is sweet potato pie in a glass. Bourbon, Don Ciccio & Figli Mandarinetto liqueur and a splash of Tuaca liqueur join forces to provide a rich, boozy base for homemade spiced sweet potato syrup. An orange-wheel-wrapped cigarette wafer roll provides the perfect touch to round out the dessert vibes.
Bourbon and two kinds of rum mix beautifully in this cocktail. The spirits are stirred with ice, honey, sugar, Peychaud’s bitters and Angostura bitters until chilled, then strained and garnished with an orange peel. The resulting cocktail is a little bitter, a little sweet and best served right before or after dinner.
If you’re in the mood for something creamy and sweet, this cocktail is ready. Just shake bourbon, whole milk, simple syrup and vanilla extract with ice, strain and garnish with nutmeg. Whether you serve it with brunch or as a dessert, this is one punch that will definitely please all your guests.
Yes, you’ve tried mixing orange juice into your Champagne. Maybe you’ve gotten adventurous and tried mixing in pineapple or cranberry juice instead. But have you thought of adding bourbon? Trust us—once you take one sip, you won’t want to put this extra-boozy Champagne cocktail down.
This ultra-drinkable cocktail is perfect for easy sipping whenever you’re in the mood for something tall and refreshing. Muddle strawberries and lemon juice, then shake with rich simple syrup and bourbon. Strain over ice and top with unsweetened iced tea.