Craving A Bourbon Cocktail? Try These Perfect-For-Summer Recipes

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The Blackberry Buck recipe by @spiritedshaker says to muddle two blackberries and shake three quarter ounces lemon juice, a quarter ounce ginger syrup and balsamic vinegar each, and two ounces Clyde May’s bourbon with ice. Strain into a highball glass and add fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and add ground pepper.Courtesy of Clyde May's
For the Korean Billionaire from NYC’s Yoon Haeundae Galbi, add ice to a rocks glass. Combine one and a half ounces Hwayo41 Soju, one ounce Bulleit Bourbon and blueberry juice each, a half ounce simple syrup, and a quarter ounce absinthe into the glass and stir.Courtesy of Yoon Haeundae Galbi
Shake Shack’s Culinary Director Mark Rosati says this Blood Orange Old Fashioned pairs with the restaurant’s new Bourbon Bacon Menu. For a batch, mix 40 fluid ounces Maker's Mark, 10 milliliters orange bitters, 10 fluid ounces blood orange puree (Boiron brand), and 50 milliliters honey; keep chilled. Serve in a rocks glass with an ice cube.Bradley Olson / EyeEm/EyeEm/Getty Images
The refreshing Pineapple and Ginger Mule requires three ounces Fresh Victor Pineapple & Ginger Root, one and a half ounces bourbon, two ounces soda water, and two lime wedges. Build all ingredients over ice in a short glass, stir gently, and garnish with a lime wedge.Courtesy of Fresh Victor
The Mountain Mint Julep calls for two and a half ounces Laws Whiskey House Four Grain Bourbon, one ounce simple syrup, and 10 mint leaves. Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Muddle the mint, then shake with ice. Strain over fresh crushed ice into a julep cup or tall glass. Garnish with mint sprigs and enjoy!Photo by Brittni Bell
The simple preparation of the Fresh Bourbon Smash says to add three ounces Fresh Victor Three Citrus & Mint Leaf and one and a half ounces bourbon to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well for five to 10 seconds; strain over fresh ice in a bucket glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.Courtesy of Fresh Victor
Create Julep’s NC Spiked Tea by adding two ounces Mother Earth whiskey, one ounce sweet tea simple syrup, and a half ounce fresh lemon to a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a footed glass. Add ice if desired and garnish with dehydrated lemon wedge and sage. Courtesy of Julep in Greenville, NC
Rosati’s Jasmine Porchswing batch recipe (also great with Shake Shack’s Bourbon Bacon Menu) needs 35 fluid ounces Maker's Mark, 10 fluid ounces lychee puree (Perfect Puree brand), 50 milliliters yuzu juice, and 60 fluid ounces jasmine tea and lemonade each. Mix and keep chilled, and serve in a tall glass with crushed ice and a green straw.Shutterstock
To make the Monte Manhattan, pour one and a half ounces Amaro Montenegro and bourbon whiskey each, plus three drops Angostura bitters, into a mixing glass. Fill with ice, and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.Courtesy of Amaro Montenegro
You’ll need two ounces Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey, five ounces sweet and sour mix, and a half ounce raspberry vodka for this Alabama Sour cocktail by @carolinaverbena. Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously. Serve over ice with cherries, mint, and a lemon wheel.Courtesy of Clyde May’s

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