bourbon and rye cocktail creations for your fall menu
Bourbon is the sweetest form of whiskey. Why, you ask? Because it's made with corn and corn is a sweet grain; the more corn, the sweeter the whiskey. Rye on the other hand, is a little trickier to define because while many think that to be considered a rye, the whiskey must be made up primarily of rye-mash but that is not always the case. There are no actual rules regarding how rye is made and today, it can be produced with a mash with a corn to rye ration as high as 9:1.
At any rate kill two birds with one stone this fall and satisfy your customers' sweet tooth and their love for whiskey by serving up some of these delicious bourbon and rye cocktails.
1 part Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Whiskey Barrel Punch
1/2 oz. Bottle Russell Reserve 6 Year Old Rye
Combine all ingredients together and top with sparkling wine or Champagne.
1 oz. Wild Turkey Bourbon 101
Stir all ingredients, strain and serve in a coup and garnish with an orange twist.
Bitter Sweet Manhattan
1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.
The Rye Manhattan
1 oz. Bulleit Rye
Stir. Strain. Serve over ice in a rocks glass with a lemon twist.
1/2 oz. Rich Strawberry Syrup
Combine all ingredients, shake and strain, poured over a large ice cube for the gents or martini up for the ladies. Garnish with a bruised mint sprig and fanned strawberry.
The Firefly Bourbon Sour
3 3/4 oz. Firefly Sweet Tea Flavored Bourbon
Shake Firefly, lemon juice and simple syrup. Strain into highball glass and garnish with orange slice and cherry.
2 oz. Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania White Rye
Add all ingredients (except liqueur) over ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into cocktail glass on the rocks or up. Float liqueur on top. Garnish with lime.
2 oz. Wild Turkey 101
Add all ingredients to mixing tin with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with mint sprig.