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Small-Batch Bourbon Cocktails For Your Tailgate
Sep 02/16

Small-Batch Bourbon Cocktails For Your Tailgate Posted by: Lindsey Castrodale | 0 Comments

We've put together some of our favorite refreshing bourbon cocktails, that can be made to serve any bourbon lover, or a crowd of bourbon lovers.

Maker’s Mark Summer Mash-Up

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Although “Summer” may be in the name, this light, fruity cocktail is perfect anytime.
2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon 1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec Liqueur 1 part orange juice 1 part pineapple juice 1/4 part grenadine syrup Pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish
Shake well with ice and pour into serving glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry.
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The Big Texan Bourbon-and-Grapefruit Cocktail

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Move over Gin and Juice. This recipe is for one glass, but you can make big batches in pitchers, too.
2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice 1 1/2 ounces bourbon 1/2 tablespoon simple syrup (see Note) 2 basil leaves Ice 1 grapefruit slice and 1 preserved cherry, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine the grapefruit juice, bourbon, simple syrup and basil. Fill a chilled rocks glass with ice. Add 5 ice cubes to the shaker and shake well. Strain the drink into the ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the grapefruit slice and cherry.
NOTES Make simple syrup by boiling equal parts sugar and water. Let cool before using.
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The Kentucky Mule

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This recipe calls for a copper mug, but don’t fret. If you don’t have one handy, a good old fashioned beer mug will do just fine.
2 oz bourbon 1/2 oz lime juice 4-6 oz ginger beer
Add the bourbon and lime juice into a Moscow Mule mug. Fill the mug with ice and then top off with ginger beer. Add a mint sprig for garnish
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By Paula Martin
Paula Martin was born and raised in Arkansas and received her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans. She is a writer, teacher, mom, barefoot trail runner, martial artist, and free-thinker always packed and ready for the next adventure. 



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