10 Bourbon Cocktails That Bring Out the Flavor of the Spirit

It's no surprise that some of the best cocktails are bourbon-based; rich and complex, bourbon is noted for its light flavor and delicate sweetness, making it one of the more flexible spirits in the whiskey category.  

This is quite a boozy cocktail, with the star spirit traditionally being rye and the supporting roles filled by Punt e Mes vermouth  

Vieux Carré

Iced sweet tea is somewhat synonymous with the South, and it makes sense, since, according to What's Cooking America  

Bourbon Sweet Tea

The combination of sweet and sour flavors, when done well, can be like an absolute symphony in your mouth.  

Whiskey Sour

If you're up to speed on your classic cocktails, then you're certainly familiar with the Tom Collins  

John Collins

You're probably familiar with the classic Moscow mule, a combination of vodka, ginger beer or ginger ale, and lime juice.  

Kentucky Mule 

Maple syrup: It's not just for pancakes and waffles anymore.  

Blackberry Bourbon Smash

Like many cocktails on this list, the classic sidecar cocktail recipe is a drink with a muddled (sorry) origin story.  

Bourbon Sidecar

Mulled cider is a great way to make the chill of a cold day melt away, and the deep, earthy, spicy aroma of a cider  

Bourbon Mulled Cider

The hot, boozy cocktails continue on the list with the hot toddy, a drink that not only tastes incredible but was once thought to have been a cure for the common cold.  

Hot Toddy

The highball is one of the simplest cocktails to prepare, which is why it's one of the best to highlight the flavor of the base spirit being used, which, for the purposes of this list, is bourbon.  

Whiskey Highball 

If this is your first time hearing of the boulevardier cocktail, we're here to tell you that this is a classic cocktail not to be forgotten.  


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