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In our opinion, there’s no wrong way to drink bourbon, only many right ways. This summer, we’ve been mixing up some delicious cocktails at the distillery. From classics like an Old Fashioned or Manhattan to creative seasonal recipes featuring fruits like pomegranate and apricot, real bourbon lovers know it’s fun to mix things up, but the best cocktails let the bourbon shine.

Here are two of our favorite summer cocktail recipes. Refreshing, not too sweet, and of course, plenty of bourbon. Let us know if you make one.

Cheers!

 

Pomegranate Old Fashioned

(Makes Two Cocktails)

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp Demerara sugar
  • 2-3 dashes angostura bitters (per glass)
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice
  • Ice for serving
  • 4 oz Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Orange slice (garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Add 2 tbsp of Demerara sugar to each glass, 2-3 dashes of angostura bitters; then muddle.
  2. Add 1 oz of pomegranate juice to each glass and add ice.
  3. Top each glass with 2 oz of bourbon and stir. Then garnish with orange slice.

 

Apricot Bourbon Sour

(Makes One Cocktail)

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 1 cup apricot fruit spread
  • Ice for serving
  • 2 oz Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 4 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • Mint leaf (garnish)

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup of water, ½ cup of raw honey, and 1 cup of apricot fruit spread. Then whisk until everything is fully combined.
  2. Once fully combined, place the saucepan over low-medium heat until syrup starts to lightly boil. Then remove from heat and store until ready to use.
  3. In a rocks glass add ice cubes, 2 oz of bourbon, 4 oz of apricot simple syrup and 2 oz of fresh lemon juice.
  4. Stir until mixed and garnish with mint leaf.