Simple Bourbon Cocktails Recipes You Need to Try

by Tonya Staab

Looking for simple bourbon cocktails recipes to make for your next party or a night sipping on the front porch? You will want to try these.

It’s no secret that I wasn’t much of a bourbon drinker before I started dating Mike. After he suggested I try Maker’s Mark with ginger ale though it became my drink. We also did quite a few distillery tours and visited many bourbon bars before I relocated to the bourbon capital of the world (Kentucky) last year.

Let me share some of the fun bourbon cocktails recipes I’ve created over the past few years.

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Boozy bourbon root beer float

bourbon root beer float
A bourbon root beer float.

One of the distillery tours we went on a few years ago was to Buffalo Trace. During the tasting portion we tried Bourbon Cream with root beer. It tasted amazing and quickly became one of our favorite evening drinks. I decided to kick it up a notch and make it a bourbon root beer float with vanilla and caramel gelato.

Tangerine bourbon cocktail

tangerine bourbon cocktail recipe
A tangerine bourbon cocktail.

This tangerine bourbon cocktail is perfect for autumn with those pretty orange colors and with tangerines being in season then. The rosemary garnish makes it perfect for Thanksgiving parties too.

The golden dream bourbon cocktail

the golden dream bourbon cocktail for watching awards shows
The Golden Dream bourbon cocktail.

Whether you are watching awards shows on television with the girls, or want a fancy cocktail for a special night in, you’ll love my golden dream bourbon cocktail. It’s a dessert and cocktail in one glass complete with edible gold sprinkles. My full recipe is on Blissfully Domestic.

Bourbon thyme lemonade

bourbon thyme lemonade recipe with homemade lemon and thyme simple syrup
Bourbon thyme lemonade recipe.

This delicious and refreshing bourbon thyme lemonade is perfect for summer nights on the front porch. We even show you how to make a lemon-thyme simple syrup. This recipe is delicious with or without the alcohol, just make sure if you make a pitcher of it that the kids know what is in it first.

Peach bourbon iced tea recipe

peach bourbon iced tea recipe
Peach bourbon iced tea recipe.

We did a culinary tour around Kentucky over the course of a year. At one of the stops, we were introduced to a peach bourbon cocktail. On our way home that day we stopped at the liquor store and picked up a few items to try to recreate it at home. We tested a few different methods over time, but we love this peach bourbon iced tea recipe the best.

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