While all the Bourbon we’re drinking is American, we want to know what do YOU think the most patriotic Bourbon is? Post your answer at the bottom under comments, help us start a great American Bourbon debate!
While you’re thinking on that question, below are a few 4th of July themed and “all American” patriotic drink recipes. Want to see more? Click our Drink Recipes tab above, from our own creations like Maker’s and Coke Re-engineered to many recipes shared from talented chefs, mixologists and bartenders across the world, return here often for new drinks.
The Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Cocktail Recipe created by BourbonBlog.com
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey or other spicey, wheated Bourbon
Evan Williams Honey Reserve or Wild Turkey American Honey
1 Bottle of Hefeweizen Beer
Bottle of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce (for the “BBQ Water”)
For the BBQ Water:
Combine a full bottle 19 oz of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce with equal part of steaming hot water in mixing bowl. Whisk until incorporated. Let sit to cool or refrigerate.
Combine 2 oz. of your favorite Bourbon, 1 oz. honey-infused Bourbon, and a 1/4 oz. of BBQ Water and squeeze of a quarter of an orange in cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain and pour into martini glass. Use a Smoked Salt for the rim if you have it, we suggest Bourbon Barrel Foods Bourbon Smoked Salt.
Dry shake a fourth of a bottle of Hefeweizen beer (hold tight to shaker as carbonation may cause shaker to explode). Spoon beer foam over top of the cocktail to garnish.
Ingredients (makes 1 large pitcher):
4 cups water
4 cups lemonade
4 black tea bags
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup Wild Turkey Bourbon
1 1/2 cups Wild Turkey American Honey
In a large saucepan, boil 2 cups water. Remove from heat; add 4 teabags of black tea. Steep 8 minutes; discard teabags. Add 2 cups cold water and lemonade; transfer to pitcher and chill. Add fresh basil leaves. Using a wooden spoon, crush basil until fragrant. Stir in Wild Turkey Bourbon and American Honey. Serve over ice.
The Four Roses New Fashioned
Muddle cherries, apples, bitters and cinnamon with syrup in highball glass. Add bourbon and ice, stir to combine.
Recipe by Austin Ratliff, M Street, Nashville, TN
The Original Manhattan Recipe
To celebrate the 4th of July, pick a classic American cocktail like the original Manhattan, which was American invented in 1800’s. BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer demonstrates how to a Manhattan cocktail in the video below
2 oz Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon
1/2 oz of Noilly Pratt Sweet Vermouth
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Shake bourbon and vermouth over ice and strain into martini glass. Add bitters