5 Bourbon Based Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy this Fall

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We asked some of Boston’s top mixologists to create a Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon based cocktail to enjoy all season long. We’ve found that these cocktails are best enjoyed by a warm fire, with a delicious meal, or surrounded by great company. Grab your cocktail shaker, because here are 5 bourbon based cocktail recipes to make this fall season:

A Fistful of Dollars by Mixologist John Benevides- Boston, MA

Ingredients
1 1/2 oz of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
1/2 oz of St. George Bruto Ameriano
1/4 oz Falernum
1/4 oz Amaretto Disaronno
1/4 oz Cherry Syrup
2 dashes Orange Bitters
2 dashes of Mole Bitters

The Directions
Combine all ingredients, stir, strain, and finish with a flamed orange twist.

An Adult Tree by Mixologist David Danforth – Cambridge, MA

Ingredients
1 1/2 oz Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
1/2 oz Laird’s Bonded Applejack
1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup
1 dash House Apple Bitters

The Directions
Mix & Enjoy

Hippie Horse by Mixologist Neil Quigley- Boston, MA

Ingredients
2 oz Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
3/4 oz Carmalized Watermelon Syrup
1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Amaro Di Angostura
Mint

Directions
1. Create the watermelon syrup. Combine equal parts by weight, fresh watermelon juice and white sugar, and bringing to a boil momentarily.
2. Briefly shake Woodford reserve, syrup, lemon juice on ice with two mint leaves.
3. Strain over fresh crushed ice, top wit crushed ice, float 1/4 oz Amaro Di Angostura, garnish with a mint bouquet.

Woodsy Wordford by Mixologist Sam Treadway – Somerville, MA

Inspired by the rich spice notes of Woodford Reserve this cocktail was created to have a strong but floral and herbal bitter sweet quality.

Ingredients
2 oz Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/4 oz Benedictine
1 dash Dandelion Bitters
1 dash Sriracha Bitters
1 dash Jerry Thomas Bitters

Directions
Mix ingredients together, and strain over a large ice cube in a glass rinsed with burnt cedar smoke

Into the Woods by Mixologist Michael Boughton – Boston, MA

Ingredients
2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
1/2 oz Brown Sugar Apple Cordial
1 drop Cinnamon Tincture
1 dash Walnut Bitters
1 slice Flamed Orange
1 dash Autumn Spice

Directions
Mix ingredients together and enjoy.

Woodford Reserve cocktails are available at these retail locations: SRV, Puritan & Co, Porto, Heat at Journeyman and Gita at Wink and Nod, and other establishments in Massachusetts.

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