The unique grain mash used when distilling Bulleit’s bourbon makes it a flavorful option for cocktails.
Unlike other bourbons, the brand uses rye, giving the spirit a spiciness and a distinct sweetness. This character makes it an excellent choice for mixing.
Bulleit Bourbon cocktails highlight the interplay between heat and sweetness, with a subtle oakiness present throughout.
Wood and spice notes build on the palate, creating a spicy spirit with a sweet and smooth finish that is perfect for pairing.
Bulleit Bourbon Cocktails
Old Fashioned recipe
A list of Bulleit Bourbon cocktails would be incomplete without a classic old fashioned. This recipe follows the traditional style of the drink, calling for simple syrup, bitters, and orange peel. The bourbon makes this rendition stand out, adding its hint of signature spice to the otherwise sweet cocktail.
Bulleit Screwdriver Cocktail
If you’re looking for a screwdriver recipe with more flavor than the traditional version, consider enhancing your cocktail with Bulleit Bourbon. The spirit takes the place of vodka in the recipe giving the citrusy drink an infusion of sweet and spice flavors. Highlight these flavor notes by garnishing with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Bulleit Bourbon Orange Crush
Another example of Bulleit Bourbon cocktails pairing the spirit with citrus, this recipe calls for orange liqueur for exceptional flavor. The liqueur combined with freshly squeezed orange juice adds a citrusy tartness that contrasts the heat of the bourbon. Plus, the recipe comes together quickly and is built in glass, so no bar tools are required.
This cocktail calls for Bulleit’s barrel-strength bourbon to add an extra kick to the drink. The higher alcohol content works here since it pairs well with the fruitiness of the cocktail from the strawberry liqueur. Add lemon juice for brightness, bitters for contrast, and top with ginger beer for a refreshing yet invigorating cocktail.
Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour
A traditional whiskey sour enhanced by a pinch of spice and richly flavored maple syrup, this drink makes for an excellent fall cocktail. Lemon juice cuts through the otherwise sweet cocktail, providing contrast, while the introduction of Bulleit Bourbon adds a spiciness. Together, these ingredients provide a delicate balance in the drink.
Bulleit Amaro Cocktail
Consider this recipe highlighting amaro, a sweet yet bitter herbal liqueur for a more complex-tasting cocktail than others on the list. The richly flavored spirit contrasts the heat from the bourbon, adding interesting notes highlighted by lemon and a small amount of simple syrup. This cocktail would be the perfect end to a fancy dinner party or date night.
The simple but iconic bourbon lemonade is one of the best Bulleit Bourbon cocktails. The brand brings heat from the rye into the spirit, highlighting the citrusy sweetness of the drink. When using Bulleit, the finish of this classic cocktail stands out as lingering with rich caramel notes contrasting the tartness of lemon.
Bulleit Mint Julep
This recipe highlights Bulleit Bourbon and the cocktail's star, mint, by making a mint extract with the spirit. The process involves several muddling and straining stages, which take extra time. However, the resulting spirit infuses the mint into the bourbon, melding heat with building herbal tones, making a vibrantly flavorful julep.
This twist on the French 75 replaces two key ingredients in the classic cocktail. While bourbon takes the place of gin, beer adds effervescence to the drink, replacing the champagne in the original recipe. The type of beer you choose influences the cocktail's flavor so that you can customize this easy recipe to your tastes.
Bulleit Kentucky Mule
With the resurgence of the popularity of classic mules, many fresh takes on the cocktail have emerged, including this take on the drink using Bulleit Bourbon. The spirit adds an extra layer of spice that pairs perfectly with sweet ginger ale and tart lime. Ginger ale in place of ginger beer gives this mule a lighter character while highlighting bourbon’s kick of heat.
This three-ingredient cocktail combines three spirits into a flavorful drink with a balance of different notes. Bourbon provides a bit of heat mellowed by the sweetness of vermouth. Campari adds citrus and bitter notes. When stirred together, the resulting cocktail has a complex flavor with a balance of different tastes.
Another example of Bulleit Bourbon cocktails taking a twist on a classic, this recipe recreates the beloved Manhattan. The drink contrasts the bourbon’s heat with sweet vermouth and a small amount of maraschino cherry juice. The rye spiciness brings something special not present in most versions of the traditional cocktail.
Whether you’re craving something sweet and fruity or a strong drink with a punch of heat, these Bulleit Bourbon cocktails won’t disappoint. There’s something here for every palate!
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12 Bulleit Bourbon Cocktail Recipes
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