4 National Bourbon Heritage Month Cocktails: Magic Trace, Made Martini, Elderflower Manhattan, Bourbon CrustaSeptember is National Bourbon Month. You know what to do.

Elderflower Manhattan: September is National Bourbon Month. You know what to do.Elderflower Manhattan

1 ounces Bulleit Bourbon

1 ounce St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

1/2 ounce Dry Vermouth

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Maraschino Cherry

Combine liquids in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Magic Trace: September is National Bourbon Month. You know what to do.Magic Trace

1 ounce Wild Turkey Bourbon

3/4 ounce Drambuie Liqueur

1/4 ounce Dry Vermouth

1 ounce Orange Juice

1/4 ounce Lemon Juice

1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

Lemon Twist

Combine all liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Made Martini: September is National Bourbon Month. You know what to do.Made Martini

1 ounce Maker’s Mark Bourbon

1/2 ounce DeKuyper Triple Sec

1/2 ounce Lime Juice

1/2 ounce Cranberry Juice

Flamed Orange Twist

Combine all liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh cut orange twist, flamed over the drink.

Bourbon Crusta: September is National Bourbon Month. You know what to do.Bourbon Crusta

2 ounces Jim Beam Black

1/4 ounce Cointreau

1/4 ounce Maraschino Liqueur

1/2 ounce Lemon Juice

1/4 ounce Simple Syrup – according to taste

Dash Angostura Bitters

Sugar Rim & Orange Twist

Wet rim of class with orange or lemon. Dip into sugar. Cut a long orange or lemon peel (1/2” wide by 8” or more). Wrap peel around the top inside of glass. Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into prepared glass.

What “new to you” bourbon cocktail have you sampled recently?

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4 National Bourbon Heritage Month Cocktails

10 thoughts on “4 National Bourbon Heritage Month Cocktails

  • September 22, 2015 at 9:07 am
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    Love these!!! My father-in-law & hubby LOVE bourbon, so I’m definitely going to try out the Crusta this weekend when we’re all together :)

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    • September 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm
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      The Crusta is really good, Kristin. And I love the presentation; simple yet elegant at the same time.

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  • September 22, 2015 at 6:19 pm
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    You have the best drinks!

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  • September 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm
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    I feel like I should try all of them – for research purposes :)

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  • September 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm
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    I think I’d like to try Magic Trace. It looks so good!

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    • September 23, 2015 at 5:09 pm
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      I’d love to hear what you think of it when you get a chance to try it, Alissa. I think orange juice and Benedictine play off each other so well as supporting elements in a recipe.

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