Recipes: Bourbon Cocktails

Now that the fall season is on the horizon, it just might be time to switch out the fruity cocktails for something with a bit more kick. Try these whiskey and bourbon cocktails to get you in the fall frame of mind.

KC_American Champion Old Fashioned (1)

Knob Creek® American Champion Old Fashioned

By Celebrity Chef Michael Symon


1 ½ Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey

Ginger Beer

½ Part Lemon Juice

¼ Part Green Chartreuse

6-8 Mint Leaves

Combine all ingredients (except ginger beer) in a bar tin with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled Collins glass, top off with ginger beer and garnish with a single mint leaf.

BH Rio Julep_Cocktail_Bottle Right (1)

Basil Hayden’s® Rio Julep

By Austin Mixologist Justin Elliot


2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

1/4 part Banana Liqueur

1 tsp of Brown Sugar

1 dash of Aromatic Bitters

8-10 Mint Leaves

Banana Chip (for garnish)

Muddle 8-10 mint leaves, dash of bitters and brown sugar in a double rocks glass. Add Basil Hayden’s and banana liqueur and stir gently. Fill the cup to the rim with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and banana chip.

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