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Whether you enjoy your Bourbon in a classic recipe or a more contemporary take, a well-crafted cocktail is
all about highlighting the whiskey with complementary ingredients that accent its unique flavor profile.
Click on the images for recipes, or visit our history of cocktails experience below
to learn about how these great traditions developed.
Everyone loves a classic. Especially when it comes to cocktails. Did you know that these six historic cocktails are the building blocks from which all other cocktails are formed?
Check out our recommendations for the classics, and then look to mix things up with some unexpected whiskey choices for new and unique flavor profiles. We have a few suggestions to get you started.
In a mixing glass, add bitters, simple syrup, Elijah Craig Small Batch and ice. Stir until well chilled. Strain cocktail over a large ice cube in a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry and swath of orange.
for a toasty, light in body flavor with a hazelnut finish. Perfect if you like a spirit-forward cocktail, but a lighter mouthfeel.
for a spicy finish. A Rye whiskey is great to use for dark chocolate notes and a round, rich finish.
Most of today's standard cocktails find their beginnings in the 19th century,
where they were typically served in clubs and public houses. Following the end of
Prohibition, the trends shifted towards "tiki drinks" in the 1940s–50s &
sugary slushies in the 70s-80s. Today, many of the cocktails we enjoy harken
back to the classics, relying on premium spirits & best quality ingredients
for a refined experience.
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