Bourbon Drinks Recipes

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Shaggy's Manhattan

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Use good quality bourbon and sweet vermouth.

The John Collins Cocktail

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Similar to a Tom Collins, the John Collins is made with bourbon whiskey instead of gin, but still mixes in lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda to make a refreshing cocktail. Serve with straws.

Old Fashioned Cocktail

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The earliest version of this cocktail was simply water, sugar, bitters, and booze. Over time, the water became ice, the booze became whiskey, and the drink became an old fashioned.

Mint Julep Cocktail

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The Mint Julep deserves to be enjoyed all summer long, so do yourself a favor and try this refreshing classic cocktail before and after the Kentucky Derby.

Classic Old Fashioned

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One of the great classic bourbon cocktails, the Old Fashioned was invented in Louisville, KY. Try bourbon, rye, or a blended whiskey in this cocktail. You can also sub one sugar cube for the simple syrup.

Old-Fashioned Swedish Glogg

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My grandfather brought this recipe over from Sweden in 1921. We still use it today. God Jul.

Maker's Mark® Old Fashioned

Straightforward and timeless, an Old Fashioned cocktail never goes out of style. A simple combination of Maker's Mark® Bourbon, bitters, sugar and a splash of water–just garnish your masterpiece with an orange slice and a cherry on top - and you've got the perfect drink. Serve it on poker night, game day, or enjoy as a perfect after-work drink.

Mint Juleps

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Sit on the front porch in your rocking chair on a sultry afternoon and sip on one or two of these. The proper way to serve a mint julep is in a frozen silver goblet, but you can use glasses instead--just use the most elegant ones you have! You can make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for whenever the julep mood strikes you.

Betsy's Old-Fashioned Manhattan

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This is a variation on the classic Manhattan that I developed because I also like the Old Fashioned cocktail. You will need a cocktail shaker.

Bourbon Slush

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A fruity blend of juices, tea and bourbon whiskey are frozen into a slush, and then served topped off with lemon lime soda. This takes a while, but it's worth it!

Traditional Hot Toddy

This makes an extra-large serving of a traditional hot toddy, perfect when you're sick in the wintertime. It's pretty potent--take this mug and go to bed!

Hot Toddy Cocktail

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The hot toddy is a classic winter warmer. Truth be told, it's good any time of year and works particularly well if you're battling a cold.

Inspiration and Ideas

Classic Old Fashioned

"Amazing drink—and my standby selection. If Don Draper loves them, why can't you?" – Laura


"How can you not like a Manhattan any way it comes?" – Marianne

Cranberry Slush

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My mother got this recipe from a friend years ago and it's become an integral part of our Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations! We leave it in the freezer and we all serve ourselves from there!