Bourbon is a liquor with both historical significance as a classic and a distinct flavor like no other. Many bourbon drinkers insist on drinking it neat or on the rocks in order to focus completely on the complexity of the whiskey on its own. Others are always looking for unique ways to spice it up. In fact, there are many delicious cocktail options that go beyond the classic Bourbon Sour. Here is a list of five of our favorites for you to try is you’re feeling adventurous:
The Bourbon Sour is one of the most famous bourbon cocktails. It’s well balanced and sweet, using simple syrup with a tart sourness from the lemon juice, which goes great with bourbon. Try using maple syrup to add a nuanced flavor and garnish with citrus fruit.
Try an egg white foam topping to make a Boston Sour. The Boston Sour is similar to the Bourbon Sour as it is made with bourbon, lemon juice, and simple (or maple) syrup but with a twist. It’s a refreshing drink that is perfect for warmer weather.
For something a little more complex, try the Boulevardier Cocktail. The Boulevardier is a bourbon cocktail that’s complex and full-bodied, with notes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, smoke, cinnamon spice, and toffee. The bright crimson jewel tone is stunning. It’s essentially a Negroni made with whiskey instead of gin to create a brand new flavor profile for the palate. The bourbon’s sweetness is emphasized nicely and it’s ideal for individuals who want a little more kick to their cocktail.
If you’re looking for something fruity and refreshing, then the New York Sour is the drink for you. The first layer is a sweet, sour, and well-balanced cocktail made with maple syrup for some complexity. A layer of red wine should be poured over the top to add intrigue, complexity, and a fruity acidity. Don’t forget how stunning it is to look at with the bright two-toned layer. It’s colorful and vibrant with an underlying sweetness that is sure to please.
Last but not least, the Kentucky Mule. It’s sparkling, vivid, and exuberant. With a zesty lime and a spicy whiskey taste, it’s so easy to make! Simply pour it all into the glass, and you’re ready to go. There’s no need to shake or stir; simply add it to the glass. The Mule has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity in recent years: but it’s a classic that has firmly cemented its place in cocktail history. It’s perfect for a hot day and is bound to quench your thirst.
If you are in the mood for a Bourbon Sour or you’ve got one of your favorite bottles and you want to try something new, then try out these five delicious bourbon cocktails. They all have their own unique flavors and characteristics that make them perfect for different occasions. From fruity to spicy to creamy, there’s plenty of variety available when it comes to drinking bourbon! Cheers!