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Bourbon Milk Punch Drink

Bourbon milk punch is a delicious brunch drink. The sweet and creamy drink is made with bourbon, a touch of vanilla and some milk. It’s shaken with ice until cold and frothy. Milk punch can be served strained into a chilled cocktail glass or over fresh ice.

Bourbon Milk Punch Recipe
1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey such as Jim Beam or Maker’s Mark
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Dash pure vanilla
3 ounces whole milk or light cream (half and half)
Freshly grated nutmeg

Add bourbon, simple syrup, vanilla and milk to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with nutmeg.

Makes 1 cocktail

What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.

Tip: To make Brandy Milk Punch use brandy or Cognac in place of the bourbon.

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Kentucky Mule Bourbon Drink

Have you tried a Kentucky Mule? It’s similar to the Moscow Mule, but made with bourbon rather than vodka. This simple and delicious drink is a mix of bourbon whiskey, fresh lime juice and ginger beer. For the best flavor, be sure to use ginger beer rather than ginger ale. I used Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer to make this drink.

Kentucky Mule Drink Recipe
1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey such as Jim Beam or Maker’s Mark
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
4 ounces cold ginger beer
Lime wedge

Fill a glass with ice. Add bourbon and lime juice; top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime.

Makes 1 drink

Drink Ratio: 1 1/2 parts bourbon, 1/2 part lime juice, 4 parts ginger beer

Tip: To make a Big Ginger Drink, use Irish whiskey in place of the bourbon and substitute ginger ale for the ginger beer. Garnish with lemon and lime wedges.

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Honey Bourbon Hot Toddy Drink

Here’s a simple hot toddy drink recipe. The combination of bourbon whiskey, honey and fresh lemon is soothing and delicious.

Honey Bourbon Hot Toddy Recipe
1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey such as Jim Beam
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
6 ounces boiling hot water
Lemon wedge

In a heatproof mug stir together bourbon, lemon juice and honey. Add hot water; stir to mix. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Makes 1 drink

Tip: For a Brandy Hot Toddy use brandy or Cognac in place of the bourbon.

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Kentucky Apple Cocktail

Hard apple cider isn’t just for sipping, it makes a great cocktail mixer. Hard cider pairs well with spirits like bourbon, rum and even vodka.

Here’s a recipe for a bourbon and hard cider cocktail called the Kentucky Apple.

Kentucky Apple Cocktail
1 ounce bourbon whiskey such as Jim Beam or Maker’s Mark
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
Dash Angostura bitters
4 ounces hard apple cider such as Crispin Original or Brut
Fresh apple slice

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add bourbon, maple syrup and bitters. Top with hard apple cider; stir gently. Garnish with a fresh apple slice.

Makes 1 cocktail