The holiday season is here, and you know what that means: lots of entertaining and parties. While enjoying the company of your friends and family, why not try a few new recipes for delicious cocktails? Bourbon is one of our favorite spirits to use in the winter—it's warm, rich, and flavorful. Here are seven excellent bourbon drink recipes that we think you'll enjoy!
1. Paper Plane Bourbon Recipe
The Paper Plane cocktail is a modern classic, first appearing on the cocktail scene in 2007. The drink was created by Sam Ross, a bartender at Milk & Honey in New York City, and it quickly gained popularity due to its unique flavor profile and eye-catching name.
The Paper Plane cocktail is made with equal parts Aperol, bourbon, Amaro Nonino, and lemon juice. Combining these ingredients creates a balanced, refreshing drink with notes of citrus, herbs, and bitters.Full Recipe>>
2. Bourbon Lemonade Bourbon Recipe
Here is a beverage that is great for hot weather: bourbon lemonade! This cool summer beverage is perfect for escaping the heat. Make a large pitcher of tangy, sweet, and refreshing freshly squeezed lemonade. After that, stir it in a glass with some bourbon to give each sip a full blast of boozy, spicy flavor. Our favorite summer beverage just underwent a supercharged makeover! It is perfect for a balmy porch evening. This one goes down smoothly and is quick and simple to prepare.Full Recipe>>
3. Manhattan Bourbon Recipe
This classy whiskey beverage has a long history and has endured over the years. Even though it just has three components, every sip is packed with flavor! The bourbon's hints of vanilla and wood are joined by the vermouth's sweet and spiciness and the bitters' herbal undertone. This is the drink we'll choose if we want something that is truly traditional. The components for a truly outstanding Manhattan cocktail are listed below.Full Recipe>>
4. Hot Toddy Bourbon Recipe
There's nothing quite as cozy and comforting as a hot toddy on a cold winter night when it comes to easy cocktails. Sure, you could make mulled cider or winter sangria, but both drinks require some planning, as they take an hour to simmer or even longer to chill in the fridge overnight. This toddy, on the other hand, takes only a few minutes to make.Full Recipe>>
5. Kentucky Buck Bourbon Recipe
This drink was created by San Diego bartender Erick Castro. This cocktail is very simple and easy. If you are a fan of strawberry shortcakes, you will love this cocktail.Full Recipe>>
6. Old Fashioned Bourbon Recipe
The Old Fashioned is a classic bourbon cocktail that has been around for centuries. It is perfect for cocktail making beginners and is always sure to impress.Full Recipe>>
7. Blackberry Bourbon Smash Bourbon Recipe
The Blackberry Bourbon Smash is the ideal Bourbon cocktail for beginners because of its delicate, sweet flavor. Bourbon, ginger beer, lemon juice, and honey are the main ingredients in this mouthwatering concoction. Blackberries and a mint sprig may be added as a garnish to round out the dish's fresh and delicious taste profile.Full Recipe>>
Make these great bourbon drinks at home today!
You can make these drinks at home! You'll need the ingredients and equipment, but they're easy to make in various ways.
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we have. We think they’re great for any time of year, but especially during the holidays when you might be entertaining friends and family at your home. They’re easy to make and require few ingredients sure to please everyone!