Top Rated Cocktails Made with Bourbon

An American whiskey made in Kentucky from at least 51% corn, it's sweeter and sometimes spicier than Scotch or Irish whisk(e)y.

History
The origin of Bourbon is lost in the mists of time but the art of distilling was likely brought to Kentucky by Scottish and Scots-Irish immigrants in the 18th century.  Bourbon, along with all other alcoholic beverages was outlawed in America during Prohibition but after those dark days ended it became protected by Federal Law and can only legally be produced in the United States.  Sadly Prohibition resulted in the long absence of a working distillary in Bourbon County for over 90 years but a small outfit has recently opened its doors.
Usage
A mainstay of classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned & Mint Julep that can be used as a substitute for Rye Whiskey in drinks such as the Manhatten.
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Old Fashioned

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Orange, Demerara Syrup

Source: Classic Recipe

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Gold Rush

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Honey Syrup, Lemon

Source: Please Don't Tell

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Brown Derby

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Grapefruit, Honey Syrup

Source: Please Don't Tell

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Sazerac

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Cognac, Peychauds Bitters, Absinthe, Lemon, Demerara Sugar

Source: Classic Recipe

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The Corsican

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Gold Rum, Falernum, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Bitters, Orange

Source: Cocktail Virgin / Slut

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Wax On, Wax Off

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Orange, Gomme Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Maraschino Liqueur

Source: nick@grahamandtonic.com

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Crescent

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Amer Picon, Sweet Vermouth, Bourbon, Raspberry Syrup

Source: Café Royal Cocktail Book

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19th Century

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Crème de Cacao Blanc, Dubonnet Rouge, Lemon

Source: Cocktail Virgin / Slut

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Newfangled

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Orange, Cocktail Cherry, Belgian White / Witbier

Source: Please Don't Tell

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Mint Julep

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Mint, Mint

Source: Please Don't Tell

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Billionaire

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Grenadine, Absinthe Bitters, Lemon

Source: Speakeasy

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Whitfield Takes Manhatten

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Cherry Brandy, The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas' Own Decanter Bitter, Cocktail Cherry

Source: seriouseats.com

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There Will Be Blood

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Crème de Cacao Blanc, Blood Orange, Blood Orange

Source: Please Don't Tell

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No Sleep Till Brookline

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Amaro Montenegro, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Lemon

Source: Cocktail Virgin / Slut

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Stitzle Flip

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Falernum, Vanilla Syrup, Gentian Bitters, Cherry Bitters, Egg, Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters, Cocktail Cherry

Source: Cocktail Virgin / Slut

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Mulled Old Fashioned

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Water, Angostura Bitters, Sugar, Orange, Bay Leaf

Source: The Ethicurean

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Kentucky Colonel

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Benedictine DOM

Source: Craft of the Cocktail

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Paper Plane

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Amaro, Aperol, Lemon

Source: Little Branch, Manhattan

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Arbitrary Nature of Time

Rating: 5.0

Ingredients: Bourbon, Turin Bitters, Cherry Brandy, Orange Bitters, Xocolatl Mole Bitters, Orange

Source: Beta Cocktails

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Boulevardier

Rating: 4.5

Ingredients: Bourbon, Turin Bitters, Sweet Vermouth, Cocktail Cherry

Source: Imbibe