Bourbon Brothers Basics - Bourbon Cocktails

Bourbon Brothers Basics - Bourbon Cocktails

Who loves a cocktail? I know I do, especially a delicious bourbon one! The magic of bourbon is that depending on what bourbon you use, your cocktail can take on a whole new flavour profile. 


Below I’ve given the recipe for three of my favourites.

If you have your own you’d love to share, please email and let us know, and perhaps I will add it to my next cocktail post!

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Mint Julep

INGREDIENTS

  • 75mL bourbon whiskey

  • 15mL sugar syrup

  • Mint, to garnish

  • 4 fresh mint leaves

  • Ice

METHOD

  1. Fill a boston shaker with ice, and crush the ice.

  2. Add mint leaves, bourbon whiskey and sugar syrup to a glass and stir.

  3. Half fill glass with crushed ice, stir, then fill glass with more ice.

  4. Garnish with mint leaves.

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Maple Old Fashioned

INGREDIENTS

  • 60mL American whiskey

  • 15mL Maple Syrup

  • 2 dashes of bitters

  • Ice

  • Orange twist, to garnish

METHOD:

  1. Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well.

  2. Strain into a chilled old fashioned glass and garnish with an orange twist.

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Whiskey Sour

INGREDIENTS:

  • 60mL bourbon whiskey

  • 30mL lemon juice

  • 15mL sugar syrup

  • Half an egg white

  • Maraschino cherries, to garnish

  • Orange twist, to garnish

  • Ice

 

METHOD:

  1. Add egg white, whiskey, lemon juice, sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker, and dry shake.

  2. Add ice to the cocktail shaker, and wet shake.

  3. Fill a short glass with ice, and strain drink into ice-filled glass.

  4. Garnish with maraschino cherries and orange twist

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