Bourbon Fans: Cocktail Recipes

Fancy Free

After I get to know a bartender, I might ask for a bartender’s choice. Usually a bartender will ask for some direction and I immediately answer bourbon. Results are inevitably delicious and often I get to try wonderful almost-forgotten cocktails from years past.

Here are some of my favorites.

Fancy Free

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 0.5 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1-2 dashes Orange bitters
  • Stir well with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass

Ward 8

Ward 8

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 3/4 oz orange juice
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 grenadine
  • Shake and strain into cocktail glass

Red Hook

Red Hook

  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • ½ oz Punt e Mes
  • ½ oz Maraschino liqueur
  • Stir with ice and strain in to a cocktail glass.

Okay, so this is a rye drink but no harm in making it with bourbon if you like it a bit sweeter. I actually do like this with rye.

All cocktails mixed by Davidson Fernie at Playa Rivera.

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