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The Best Bourbons for mixed drinks and cocktails

THE BEST BOURBONS FOR MIXED DRINKS AND COCKTAILS

Interested in the world of bourbon mixed drinks and cocktails? Look no further. Whether you're a bourbon enthusiast or just starting out, we've got you covered with our top picks. From classic recipes that showcase the rich flavors of bourbon to innovative creations that gently expand on traditional mixology, join us as we uncover the best bourbons to elevate your next cocktail experience.
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EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOURBONS

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When it comes to choosing a bourbon for mixed drinks and cocktails, one size does not fit all. Bourbons vary from sweet to smoky due to aging, mash bill, and distillation. For classics like Old Fashioned or Manhattan, a balanced bourbon with caramel and vanilla notes, like Jim Beam Black or Double Oak, is ideal. Remember, the alcohol content can influence the drink's taste, with higher proof bourbons giving robust flavors suitable for intricate mixes.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOURBON FOR YOUR MIXED DRINKS

A quality cocktail begins with selecting fine spirits,and selecting the perfect bourbon is the key to elevating your mixology skills. Get ready to up your cocktail game with these bourbon picks:

1. JIM BEAM

A true American classic, Jim Beam® is an excellent entry-level bourbon perfect for mixing in timeless classics such as Mint Juleps or Whiskey Sours. With its smooth taste profile highlighted by notes of caramel and oakiness, it adds depth to any cocktail without overwhelming other ingredients.

2. JIM BEAM BLACK

A step up from the White Label, Jim Beam Black® is aged for a longer period, resulting in a richer and more complex bourbon. Its deeper caramel and oak flavors, coupled with a hint of spice, add depth to mixed drinks. Whether you're crafting an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan, Jim Beam Black brings robust flavors that complement a range of cocktail recipes.

3. JIM BEAM DEVIL'S CUT

For those seeking bolder flavors in their mixed drinks, Jim Beam Devil's Cut® is an ideal choice. The bourbon gets its name from the unique process of extracting trapped whiskey from inside the barrel staves. Its rich and robust character, with hints of dark chocolate and spices, adds complexity to cocktails like the Brown Derby or a Boulevardier.

EXPERIMENTING WITH BOURBON MIXERS

Move beyond typical soda or citrus mixers.Check out these cocktail pairings: 

 

  • Apple Cider Mule: Embrace the spirit of fall with this delightful cocktail that marries the crisp flavors of Jim Beam Apple® with the rich, comforting taste of fresh apple cider. Served over ice and garnished with a cinnamon stick and a slice of green apple, this cocktail is a harmonious blend of autumnal flavors.
Apple Cider Mule Cocktail
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  • Kentucky Sweet Tea: This cocktail is a Southern classic reimagined with a Jim Beam twist. It blends our smooth Bourbon with the refreshing sweetness of iced tea. Served over ice and garnished with a lemon wheel, the Kentucky Sweet Tea is an indulgent yet revitalising choice.