What's Your Favorite Bourbon Cocktail?

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.

About the Author: Maggie Hoffman is a Senior Editor at Serious Eats, based in San Francisco. She founded Serious Eats: Drinks in 2011. You can follow her on Twitter @maggiejane.