As we relish in the last few weeks of summer, you’ll want some bourbon cocktails to end it off.
While there is nothing better than a neat pour of bourbon sometimes in the hot temperatures, you crave something more refreshing. When bourbon is mixed with different elements, the complex flavor can really shine through. Whether you’re a bourbon-on-the-rocks drinker or just getting into the brown spirit, give one of these cocktails a try.
- 8-10 Fresh Mint Leaves Half a Mango Cubed
- 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
- 60 ml Kentucky Bourbon
- 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 25 ml Lime Juice
- Dash of Soda Water
- Fresh Mint Leaves to garnish
- Lime Slice to garnish
Preparation: In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the cubes of mango and the sugar until the mango forms a puree. Add the Kentucky bourbon, Angostura bitters, and lime juice with 8-10 ice cubes and shake vigorously for 45 seconds. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a coupe glass and top up your glass with a dash of soda water. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a slice of lime. Serve.
Cocktail from: The Glenmark Hotel
- 2 oz. Bourbon
- 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
- 4 Blackberries + more for garnish
Preparation: Combine all ingredients plus muddled blackberries in a rocks glass. Give a good shake and garnish with extra blackberries.
Coconut Bourbon Cream
- 1 1/2 oz. Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon
- 2 oz. Bomani
- 1 oz. Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
- 3/4 oz. Coconut Milk
- 3/4 oz. Almond Milk
- Garnish: Toasted Coconut Flakes
Preparation: Add all ingredients to blender, saving crushed ice for last, and blend on high speed for 5 seconds. Pour into a Hurricane glass, garnish with toasted coconut flakes and serve.