Since I can no longer check the weather on the East Coast by just walking outside (I moved to San Francisco about a year ago), I notice the onset of fall on Twitter. The digital whispers of sweater weather and a chill in the air are all I need to start thinking about the upcoming holidays and casting off sunny margaritas for autumn's brown spirits. First up is bourbon, that rich and luscious liquor, warmed with a bit of barrel sweetness, just the thing for an Old Fashioned.
Of course, there are other ways to drink bourbon, too...say, with ginger, cinnamon, and a little aged tequila like they do at Mayahuel, or with hard cider and maple syrup, plus a little applejack in this drink. I've mentioned my love of the Boulevardier before, so that recommendation goes without saying, but here are a few more bourbon cocktails to inspire your mixing.
What's your favorite way to drink bourbon? Got a bourbon cocktail you make each fall? Let us know in the comments below.
This post may contain links to Amazon or other partners; your purchases via these links can benefit Serious Eats. Read more about our affiliate linking policy.