BOURBON LOVE - Country Wine & Spirits


When most people think of bourbon, they think of it as something you sip slowly, but there is so much that bourbon can be added to in order to make it taste delicious and luxurious. Enjoy these lovely bourbon cocktail recipes:

One very classic spinoff bourbon cocktail is the ‘Morrison Mule.’ It’s made with ice, 4 oz. ginger beer, 1.5 oz. bourbon, ½ oz. Peychaud’s Aperitivo or Aperol, ½ oz. fresh lime juice, and one 3-inch strip of orange zest for garnish. Fill a copper mug with ice, and then add the ginger beer, bourbon, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, and lime juice. Stir that well, and then garnish with the strip of orange zest.

For a similar taste to an Old fashioned cocktail, make a ‘Maple-Bourbon Smash.’ It’s made with ½ oz. pure maple syrup, ½ oz. fresh orange juice, ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice, 4 dashes of Angostura bitters, ½ orange wheel, 2 oz. bourbon, 1.5 oz. chilled seltzer, and ice. In a rocks glass; combine the maple syrup with the bitters, lemon juice, and orange juice. Add the orange wheel, and then lightly muddle it all. Add the bourbon; stir well. Fill the glass with ice, and then top with chilled seltzer.

There is nothing better than an easy and fruity drink; a ‘Rock ‘n’ Rolla’ is great. It’s made with 1.5 oz. overproof bourbon, 1 oz. apple juice (organic), ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice, ½ oz. pure maple syrup, ¼ oz. St. Elizabeth allspice liqueur, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg for garnish, and ice. Use an extra-large ice cube for serving. In a cocktail shaker, combine the maple syrup, apple juice, bourbon, lemon juice, allspice liqueur, and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled double rocks glass over the large cube and garnish with the nutmeg.