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.
Knob Creek® American Champion Old Fashioned
By Celebrity Chef Michael Symon
1 ½ Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
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.
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.