Do you love American whiskey? Then the month of September must be your favorite time of year! September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, which gives us a great excuse to enjoy some of our favorite bourbon cocktails. It’s also a good opportunity to expand your horizons and try a few classic bourbon cocktails that you may not have tried in the past. Check out a few of our favorites below!
The Old Fashioned is probably the most well-recognized bourbon cocktail of all time. To make one, add 1 tsp. of sugar to a rocks glass and wet it with 2 dashes of Angostura bitters before muddling. Then, add a few large ice cubes along with 2 oz. of bourbon and stir. Top it off with a cherry and an orange peel and enjoy.
The Manhattan is another absolute staple for bourbon lovers. To make one, start by pouring 2 oz. of bourbon, 1 oz. of sweet vermouth and 2 dashes of bitters into a mixing glass along with some ice and stir thoroughly. Then, strain it all into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry. It’s a simple, straightforward drink that’s perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day.
Finally, we can’t forget the whiskey sour. It’s one of the simplest bourbon-based drinks to make, and it’s delicious to boot. To create this cocktail, add 2 oz. of bourbon, 0.75 oz. of lemon juice, 0.75 oz. of simple syrup and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake it all up and strain it into a rocks glass with a few ice cubes. Finally, you can garnish the drink with a cherry or orange wedge.
Looking for some new bourbon varieties to try this month? Stop by Outlet Liquor to browse our complete selection today!