Slideshow: 10 Bourbon Cocktail Recipes We Love

Admiral Schley Punch
Admiral Schley Punch

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Here’s a potent one, pairing up super-rich Cruzan Blackstrap from St. Croix with bourbon (we used Bulleit.) The juice and peel of a whole lime goes in, along with a little sugar to mellow it out. This cocktail was in Charles H. Baker’s The Gentleman’s Companion and it's stood the test of time. It's pretty much the perfect tropical cocktail for fall, a bit dark and stormy, but tart, too. Get the Recipe »

Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp

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This autumnal highball from Union Square cafe in NYC brings together Laird’s bonded apple brandy with bourbon that’s been infused with spicy green cardamom pods. Honey and lemon complement the liquor, and soda water keeps it light. Don't worry, the infusion doesn't take long, so you don't have to plan too far ahead. Get the Recipe »

Kentucky Corpse Reviver
Kentucky Corpse Reviver

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Here’s an easy one to remember: a bourbon lemonade, made with equal parts bourbon and lemon, orange curacao, and Lillet blanc. It’s my favorite kind of cocktail: tart enough to pucker, with just a little bourbony warmth. The Lillet lengthens the drink and fills in the holes, and Pierre Ferrand’s dry curacao keeps it balanced. A big sprig of mint adds aroma as you stick your nose into the glass to take a sip. Get the Recipe »

The Devereaux
The Devereaux

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We’ve always liked sparkling wine with a splash of elderflower liqueur, but this highball from Freemans in NYC raises the bar a bit with the addition of Bulleit bourbon and some tart lemon to even it out. If you don’t think of yourself as a whiskey fanatic, this easy-drinking refresher might convert you. Get the Recipe »

The Paper Plane
The Paper Plane

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This drink was created by Sam Ross of Little Branch in New York City. It brings together quality aged bourbon with bittersweet Aperol, fresh lemon juice, and Amaro Nonino, a delicious amaro made from grape brandy infused with roots and herbs and aged in French oak and used sherry barrels. Get the Recipe »

Fancy Free
Fancy Free

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This is essentially a silky, spicy Old Fashioned sweetened with maraschino liqueur and fancied up with a big spiral of orange peel. We like to rub the rim of the glass with the orange peel before dropping it in. Get the Recipe »

Suffering Bastard
Suffering Bastard

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Bourbon and gin together—it may sound strange, but trust us, it works, especially when topped with a good ginger ale. This hangover helper bridges the gap between summer and fall by pairing the spirits with a fresh dose of citrus. Get the Recipe »

Vampire Blues
Vampire Blues

[Photo: Alice Gao]

A little pumpkin butter adds spice and deep flavor to this bourbon and sherry cocktail from Jessica Gonzalez of Death & Co. in New York. A few dashes of Angostura emphasize the fall flavors in this drink. Get the Recipe »