Admiral Schley Punch
Bourbon and rum, lots of lime, a touch of sugar: this nautical drink, which appeared in Charles H. Baker, Jr.'s Gentleman's Companion, isn't complicated, but it is delicious. A generous mint garnish adds a wonderful fresh aroma.
The Maloney No. 2
This cocktail brings together high-proof bourbon with sweet vermouth and bittersweet Cynar. The final result is rich and strong, the kind of serious drink we crave as the weather gets cooler. If you like the Boulevardier, this is a cocktail you should really try.
Kentucky Corpse Reviver
You've probably heard of a Corpse Reviver #2, made with gin and orange liqueur, Lillet Blanc, lemon, and absinthe or pastis. Here's a variation worth trying this fall, made with rich bourbon instead of the gin.
The Paper Plane
It may seem sometimes like there are too many amari to buy, always another one you're supposed to have on our shelves. But Amaro Nonino is one bottle we really must insist you try: it's delicious stuff, with a high-quality grape brandy base, and a rich herbal flavor. Try it on its own before or after dinner, or try this fantastic cocktail, where it's mixed with bourbon, bittersweet Aperol, and fresh lemon.
Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail
Rich pomegranate molasses is a lively partner for bourbon in this cocktail, spiced with Angostura bitters and freshened up with orange and pomegranate juices.
Fall flavors come into focus with this bourbon cocktail, made with a touch of pumpkin butter and Angostura for spice. Fresh lemon keeps things bright, and sherry adds a slight nuttiness. Keep this recipe on hand for your upcoming Halloween party!
Whiskey and gin together? Don't knock it till you've tried it. This drink dates back to the 1940s, and was, like many brilliant cocktails, meant as a hangover remedy. The two spirits are mixed with fresh lime juice and fizzy ginger ale, making it easy enough to drink that you might need another hangover remedy tomorrow.
Kumquat Whiskey Sour
This drink calls for a homemade sour mix that's made by blending lemon and lime juice with kumquats in a blender with simple syrup. It adds a wonderful bittersweet, tart flavor to your daily dose of bourbon.
Bourbon just gets better with a little coffee liqueur and orange bitters. Consider tracking down Firelit or Galliano Ristretto for this drink.