Manhasset
Ingredients: 1 1/2 bourbon, 3/4 oz dry vermouth, 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, 1/2 lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: Mr. Boston
Manhasset is a neighborhood on Long Island. I found that out on Google. Anywhoooo, this was an interesting twist on the manhattan. If you’re out of bitters and want a perfect manhattan, this could be the recipe for you!

Manhasset

Ingredients: 1 1/2 bourbon, 3/4 oz dry vermouth, 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, 1/2 lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: Mr. Boston

Manhasset is a neighborhood on Long Island. I found that out on Google. Anywhoooo, this was an interesting twist on the manhattan. If you’re out of bitters and want a perfect manhattan, this could be the recipe for you!

Limestone cocktail
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz bourbon, 1 oz fresh lemon juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup. Add all ingredients to an ice-filled glass, stir, then top with soda water.
Source: Mr. Boston
Basically a Tom Collins but with bourbon, right? For me the flavor of the bourbon wasn’t balanced out enough (but I’m not a big bourbon fan), and the soda water made it taste odd for some reason. Not really a winner.

Limestone cocktail

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz bourbon, 1 oz fresh lemon juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup. Add all ingredients to an ice-filled glass, stir, then top with soda water.

Source: Mr. Boston

Basically a Tom Collins but with bourbon, right? For me the flavor of the bourbon wasn’t balanced out enough (but I’m not a big bourbon fan), and the soda water made it taste odd for some reason. Not really a winner.

Cider & bourbon
Ingredients: 3 oz apple cider, 2 oz bourbon (I used apple-cinnamon infused bourbon), 1/2 a cinnamon stick, 5 cardamom pods, 5 whole cloves. Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled glass.
Source: two-tarts.com
This cocktail was amazing! So apple-y and with such rich, complex flavors because of the spices. Loved it! Perfect fall drink.

Cider & bourbon

Ingredients: 3 oz apple cider, 2 oz bourbon (I used apple-cinnamon infused bourbon), 1/2 a cinnamon stick, 5 cardamom pods, 5 whole cloves. Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled glass.

Source: two-tarts.com

This cocktail was amazing! So apple-y and with such rich, complex flavors because of the spices. Loved it! Perfect fall drink.

Seelbach cocktail
Ingredients: 1 oz bourbon, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 7 dashes Angostura bitters, 7 dashes Peychaud’s bitters. Stir in a mixing glass with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Top with champagne.
Source: Bitters
What to do when you have champagne left over from the night before? Make a champagne cocktail! (That’s what I do, anyway.) This is another “club” cocktail that comes from the Louisville bar in 1917. Let me tell you, if you ever want to feel like one cocktail just slapped you in face with alcohol, this is your drink. Not that I didn’t like it—it tasted pretty good—but damn.

Seelbach cocktail

Ingredients: 1 oz bourbon, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 7 dashes Angostura bitters, 7 dashes Peychaud’s bitters. Stir in a mixing glass with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Top with champagne.

Source: Bitters

What to do when you have champagne left over from the night before? Make a champagne cocktail! (That’s what I do, anyway.) This is another “club” cocktail that comes from the Louisville bar in 1917. Let me tell you, if you ever want to feel like one cocktail just slapped you in face with alcohol, this is your drink. Not that I didn’t like it—it tasted pretty good—but damn.

Jim Beam Black Orange Martini
Ingredients: 4 parts Jim Beam Black® Bourbon, 1 1/2 parts amaretto liqueur, 2 drops bitters (I used orange), a splash fresh squeezed orange juice. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: www.jimbeam.com
Still trying to find recipes for the bottle of bourbon I bought (blech). First of all, whoever writes the drink recipes on jimbeam.com really needs to do a better job of translating them into English. Second of all, this cocktail was kind of gross. The only thing I liked about it was the amaretto; there should have been more of that.

Jim Beam Black Orange Martini

Ingredients: 4 parts Jim Beam Black® Bourbon, 1 1/2 parts amaretto liqueur, 2 drops bitters (I used orange), a splash fresh squeezed orange juice. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: www.jimbeam.com

Still trying to find recipes for the bottle of bourbon I bought (blech). First of all, whoever writes the drink recipes on jimbeam.com really needs to do a better job of translating them into English. Second of all, this cocktail was kind of gross. The only thing I liked about it was the amaretto; there should have been more of that.

Trilby Cocktail
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz bourbon, 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, 2 dashes orange bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s and Party Guide
I decided to try a the bourbon I bought in some cocktails to see if it would make me like it more. Or at the very least, dislike it less. Unfortunately, if such a cocktail exists, it’s not this one. And in case you’re wondering, no, I have no plans to make a manhattan with bourbon.

Trilby Cocktail

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz bourbon, 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, 2 dashes orange bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s and Party Guide

I decided to try a the bourbon I bought in some cocktails to see if it would make me like it more. Or at the very least, dislike it less. Unfortunately, if such a cocktail exists, it’s not this one. And in case you’re wondering, no, I have no plans to make a manhattan with bourbon.

The Mellarky 
Ingredients: 1/2 bourbon, 1/2 Bärenfang (barenjager in English)
Source: Forever Young Adult's Hunger Games cocktails blog post

This cocktail is inspired by Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games. Or Pita Bread Boy, as I like to think of him. He’s sweet (hence the barenjager) and badass (hence the bourbon).
Let me tell ya, those ladies at FYA must be pretty hardcore, because I took one drink of this and wanted to hurl. I also do not recommend breathing in while a glass of this is near your face, unless you want to lose your sense of smell.
I broke it down with some ginger ale and it was drinkable.

The Mellarky

Ingredients: 1/2 bourbon, 1/2 Bärenfang (barenjager in English)

Source: Forever Young Adult's Hunger Games cocktails blog post

This cocktail is inspired by Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games. Or Pita Bread Boy, as I like to think of him. He’s sweet (hence the barenjager) and badass (hence the bourbon).

Let me tell ya, those ladies at FYA must be pretty hardcore, because I took one drink of this and wanted to hurl. I also do not recommend breathing in while a glass of this is near your face, unless you want to lose your sense of smell.

I broke it down with some ginger ale and it was drinkable.