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Did You Miss National Bourbon Heritage Month?

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I just found out that September was National Bourbon Heritage Month.  Oh well, you can still enjoy a good bourbon, by itself or in a great American cocktail.  Here are a few good recipes.

Bees Knees
Recipe by Rob Floyd (Los Angeles, CA)

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
  • 3/4 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 part Honey
  • 1 slice Fresh Ginger


  1. Muddle ginger in a mixing glass.
  2. Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with basil leaf.

Bourbon Spiced Maple
Recipe by Joaquin Simo, (New York City, NY)

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
  • 3/4 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 part Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 part Amaretto
  • 3 dashes Bitters


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  3. Grate a cinnamon stick over the top as garnish.


  • Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Ginger Ale
  • Club Soda
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon Twist

Broken Leg

  • 1 1/2 parts Jim Beam Bourbon
  • 4 1/2 hot apple juice/cider
  • cinnamon stick


  1. Combine ingredients in a large mug. Garnish with lemon wedge and cinnamon stick.


  • 3/4 oz Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • 3/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 3/4 oz lime juice


  1. Shake, strain into an old-fashioned glass three-quarters filled with broken ice, and serve.

Fat Lighter

  • 1 1/2 oz Wild Turkey bourbon whiskey
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz half-and-half


  1. Stir ingredients together in an old-fashioned glass half-filled with ice cubes, and serve.



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2 thoughts on “Did You Miss National Bourbon Heritage Month?”

  1. I toured four bourbon distilleries in September (including a couple rather old ones) and nary a mention. Suffice to say they are still getting the word out.

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