6 pieces good quality, thick-cut bacon 1 bottle Buffalo Trace bourbon (750 ml) 1/4 to 1/2 ounce brown-sugar simple syrup 2 dashes angostura bitters 1 small piece cooked bacon, twisted into a curl Cook the bacon slowly over medium-low heat until all the fat renders. (Save the cooked bacon for another use.) Infuse the bacon… Read more »

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Bourbon Cobbler

Bourbon and dessert in one in this cocktail from Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Louisville, Kentucky! 2 parts Jim Beam Black 3/4 part Tuaca 1/4 part Peach Schnapps 1 marascino cherry, squeezed into the liquor Stir, serve over ice with a healthy splash of soda. When you’re in Louisville, stop in to Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse!

Ginger Peach Julep, 3rd place winner at Tales of the Cocktail

This cocktail created by Wayne Curtis won third place in the official cocktail contest of the 2009 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Ingredients for One Serving: 2 ripe peach slices 2 1/2 ounces bourbon 1/2 ounce ginger syrup (see NOTE) 8 to 10 mint leaves, plus a mint sprig for garnish Crushed ice… Read more »

Bourbon Ball by Woodford Reserve

2 oz. Woodford Reserve 1 oz creme de cacao 1/4 oz. hazelnut liqueur Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add ingredients and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass Recipe courtesy of Woodford Reserve

Maker’s Mark Champagne Julep

½ part Maker’s Mark Bourbon ¼ part DeKuyper Triple Sec ¼ part Fresh Fruit Mint Infusion 1 dash Bourbon Bitters 3 Mint Leaves 4 parts Champagne Raspberries and Blackberries Place Maker’s Mark, Triple Sec, and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake well, strain into a champagne flute. In a separate glass muddle… Read more »

Citrus Manhattan

1 ¾ parts Woodford Reserve Bourbon 1 ¼ parts Sweet Vermouth 1 ¼ parts Aperol ½ part fresh lime & orange juice 4 dashes Peychaud’s BittersGarnish: marinated orange peel Shaken over ice, strained and served in a cocktail glass with a marinated orange peel. Created by Brian Zipin of Central Michel Richard, Washington DC for … Read more »

Bourbon Burger with Bulleit Bourbon

If you’re making burgers without adding a bit of whiskey to them, why you making burgers? There are many ways to marinate that meat and add some Bourbon , here is one we enjoy. For the best recipes using Bourbon and food, subscribe to our free Bourbon Newsletter here and we’ll send you a few new… Read more »

Italian Stallion

Ingredients 1 and 1/2 oz. Bourbon 1/2 oz. Campari 1/2 oz. Vermouth, sweet 1-2 dashes Bitters, Angostura 1 twist Lemon Mixing Instructions Stir ingredients together in a mixing glass. Strain and serve in a cocktail glass garnished with a lemon twist.

Bourbon Milk Punch

Bourbon Milk Punch Recipe Ingredients 2 oz. Bourbon 3 oz. Cream 1/4 tsp. (grated) Nutmeg 1 tsp. Sugar, superfine 1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract Mixing Instructions Shake all ingredients (except nutmeg) in a cocktail shaker with ice.Strain into a rocks glass and grate some fresh nutmeg over it.

Bayou Bourbon Fondue

Ingredients 1 stick butter 1 cup brown sugar ½ heavy cream ¼ cup Evan Williams Bourbon banana slices Instructions In heavy saucepan, melt butter. Stir in sugar and cream. Bring to boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour into bowl to cool. Whisk in Evan Williams. Serve warm or a room temperature…. Read more »