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.

Summer Crush

Mango Julep

Mango Julep

Mango Julep

Ingredients:

  • 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.


Blackberry Smash

Blackberry Smash

Blackberry Smash

Cocktail from: The Glenmark Hotel

Ingredients:

  • 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

Coconut Bourbon Cream

Coconut Bourbon Cream

Ingredients:

  • 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.