Spring Cocktails with Bourboneering!
Updated: Feb 23
Today, the host of The Bourboneering Podcast, Austin has shared some of his favorite Spring time whiskey cocktails! Austin describes himself as whiskey nerd, and amateur mixologist on Youtube. When he thinks spring, he likes light fruity or citrusy flavors. These three cocktails he is sharing with us today all have those attributes common. Here are some things Austin said to note when preparing cocktails in general:
"1. The whiskey in these cocktails can be a rye, bourbon, or any other whiskey you want, but it will completely change the flavor. Play around, see what you like best.
2. Fresh squeezed citrus juice is always better than out of a bottle, but the bottled stuff is great if you’re making a lot at one time.
3. Make cocktails to your budget. You can make great cocktails for cheap, but higher quality
ingredients definitely make higher quality cocktails. Now that’s out of the way, lets get to the drinks!
Cocktail 1: The Old Fashioned
This is the grandfather of all cocktails. Slight changes in ingredients can make it a hearty winter cocktail or a fresh spring drink. It is also the easiest. You can mix this drink straight into the glass.
2 oz Rittenhouse Rye (any light rye would work here to give those fresh flavors)
0.5 oz Simple Syrup (equal parts of table sugar and water dissolved together)
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Take a rocks glass, fill it with ice, and add the ingredients above. Stir to mix and dilute the drink.
To add extra citrus freshness, take a sliver of lemon or orange peel and squeeze it over the drink. This expresses the citrus oils.
Cocktail 2: The Whiskey Sour
This is another classic. It is basically a whiskey daquiri. I suggest using Suntory Toki (a Japanese whiskey) to be even more light and fruity, but a good bourbon also works great. I like sipping this one out by the pool.
2 oz Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky (or a good bourbon)
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
0.5 Simple Syrup
Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 15 to 30 seconds. Strain the drink into a chilled glass. Enjoy!
Cocktail 3: The Bourbonrita (Shown in the picture above)
This is the standard margarita recipe, just replacing tequila with bourbon. I highly suggest trying this with different whiskeys. Some work better than others.
2 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 oz Fresh Lime juice
0.5 oz Grand Mariner
Just like the Sour, put ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake 15 to 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy these spring time cocktails. For more cocktail recipes, check out Bourboneering on Youtube. If you want to learn more about whiskey, tune into The Bourboneering Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can see more and connect with me on Instagram @bourboneering!"