How Well Does Bourbon Go Well With Cocktails?

Who said Bourbon is best only when served neat or on the rocks? There are plenty of Bourbon cocktails that are splendid and taste good enough if not better. 

Of course, I understand your emotion that Bourbon is best served neat or on the rocks. That is because, first, it is a Whiskey and Whiskies are generally meant to serve straight up and second, Bourbon by itself is a little sweet and better off neat for its smooth and delicious taste.

Read here to know more about what does bourbon taste like.

So, what are some of the best Bourbon cocktails? We also have a bonus cocktail list with other types of Whiskies, just to help you out!

Bourbon & Berries:

A variation to the Old-Fashioned drink, this Bourbon & Berries is a mixture of Bourbon and Strawberry syrup along with the bitters. A classic cocktail with a little sour taste because of the bitters, but otherwise a great drink to enjoy.

Ingredients: Bourbon, Strawberry-Vanilla Syrup, Angostura Bitters

Ginger Rabbit:

An interesting name to this cocktail, there are quite a few ingredients that make up this cocktail. Apart from the Bourbon itself, you add some simple syrup and bitters and also ginger and lemon peels to muddle with.

Ingredients: Anise & Black tea – infused simple syrup, Bourbon, Creme Yvette, Angostura Bitters, Ginger and Lemon Peels

Black Demure:

This drink comes good with Creme de mure and hence the name. What else goes into this one?

Cointreau, Lemon Juice and Simple syrup.

Ingredients: Bourbon, Creme de mure, Cointreau, Lemon Juice and Simple Syrup

Bourbon Lift:

Add a coffee twist to the Bourbon drink. This Bourbon Lift is a fizzy, Bourbon equivalent to the Ramos Gin Fizz. You need Coffee Liqueur, heavy Cream and Orgeat.

Ingredients: Bourbon, Orgeat, Coffee Liqueur, Heavy Cream, Club Soda


Here comes the bad boy! Similar to the Bourbon Lift, but without the Cream. Revolver needs Bourbon, Coffee Liqueur and Orange Bitters. Just a straight swap between the cream to the bitters. 

Ingredients: Bourbon, Coffee Liqueur, Orange Bitters

Let’s move on to one or two Whiskey cocktails for your home parties.

Applesauce Shot:

This one needs Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey. All you need is the Fireball, some Apple Schnapps, and Hard Apple Cider. 

Ingredients: Fireball Whiskey, Apple Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, Apple Cider

Click here for Applesauce Shot recipe

Rusty Nail:

What happens when Drambuie mixes with a Scotch Whiskey? Drambuie itself is a Scotch based Liqueur, and when it goes with a proper Scotch whiskey, the result is a flavored Whiskey drinking experience, with a twist!

Ingredients: Scotch, Drambuie


This is just the Scotch twist to the famous Manhattan drink. When you swap the Bourbon with the Scotch, you get affinity.

Ingredients: Scotch, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Bitters