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Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Looking for the perfect bourbon cocktail recipe? Basil Hayden's is proud to present a wide variety of bourbon-based cocktail recipes. These bourbon cocktails have been handcrafted by bartenders all over the country. Narrow down your cocktail search by choosing the type of glass you prefer to use.

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Midwest Manhattan

Midwest Manhattan

Use this recipe to make a proper Manhattan cocktail – a bourbon cocktail classic – with Basil Hayden’s®.

Created by Fedora, NYC

Ingredients

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/2 part grenadine
1/2 part maple syrup
2 dashes of Regans® orange bitters
Orange peel
1 cherry

 

 

 

To read about the origin of this cocktail, go HERE

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients and ice into a cocktail shaker or pint glass and stir.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with orange peel and cherry.
The Signature Baudin

The Signature Baudin

The Signature Baudin, created by T. Cole Newton of New Orleans, is a sweet and tart cocktail with a kick of hot sauce.

Created by T. Cole Newton, New Orleans, LA

Ingredients

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s ® Bourbon
3/4 part honey syrup*
1/2 part lemon juice
1 dash of Louisiana Hot Sauce

 

 

 

To read about the origin of this cocktail, go HERE.

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients and ice into a cocktail shaker and proceed to shake.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a lemon peel.

*The honey syrup is 2 part honey to 1 part warm water. Diluted just enough to make the consistency runny, not thick, and not too watery.

The Scout

The Scout

Check out The Scout, a Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon cocktail featuring plenty of amaro and Chartreuse.

Created by Duncan Burrell, Salt Lake City

Ingredients

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/2 part  Amaro Nonino® Liqueur
1/4 part yellow Chartreuse® Liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters (preferably gin barrel aged orange bitters)

 

 

 

To read about the origin of this cocktail, go HERE.

Preparation

  1. Add all the ingredients and ice in a cocktail shaker or pint glass and stir.
  2. Strain into a snifter glass and enjoy.
Quince & Apple’s Marmalade Old Fashioned

Quince & Apple’s Marmalade Old Fashioned

A unique twist on the Old Fashioned, featuring a bar spoon of Quince and Apple Orange Marmalade with lemons.

Created by Clare & Matt Fehsenfeld, Madison

Ingredients

2 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 bar spoon Quince and Apple Orange Marmalade with Lemons
1 bar spoon white sugar
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes club soda
2 bar cherries and an orange wheel

 

 

 

To read about the origin of this cocktail, go HERE.

Preparation

  1. Muddle together Quince & Apple marmalade, sugar and bitters in a rocks glass.
  2. Add fresh ice, pour Basil Hayden® Bourbon over and stir until completely chilled.
  3. Top with club soda and stir to combine all ingredients.
  4. Garnish with cherries and orange wheel.
Scrappy’s Chocolate Drop Manhattan

Scrappy’s Chocolate Drop Manhattan

A chocolate-y take on the bourbon cocktail classic the Manhattan with Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitters and Basil Hayden’s®.

Created by Miles Thomas, Seattle

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/4 part Licor 43® Liqueur
1/4 part Carpano® Antica Vermouth
1 orange peel
4-5 dashes Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitters

 

 

 

To read about the origin of this cocktail, go HERE.

Preparation

  1. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, Licor 43® Liqueur and Carpano® Antica Vermouth and ice in a cocktail shaker or pint glass and stir.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Float 4-5 dash of Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitter on top.
  4. Garnish with an orange peel.
Murphy Street Raspa 2.0

Murphy Street Raspa 2.0

A variation of Murphy Street Raspa Co.’s take on the Manhattan. Chamoy Sauce will give it quite the kick.

Created by Jessie Temple, Alpine

Ingredients

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/2 part sweet vermouth
1/2 part dry vermouth
1/2 part maple syrup
2 dashes of bitters and/or 2 tsp of Chamoy Sauce
Crushed or shaved ice
1 cherry

 

 

 

To read about the origin of this cocktail, go HERE.

Preparation

  1. Add all the ingredients and ice in a cocktail shaker and proceed to shake.
  2. Strain and pour over crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.
Tropical Itch

Tropical Itch

Follow our recipe to craft the perfect Tropical Itch drink using Basil Hayden’s®, a small batch bourbon.

Created by Paul McGee, Chicago

Ingredients

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/2 part Appleton® 12 year
3/4 part BG Reynold’s® passion fruit syrup
3/4 part lemon juice
1 dash Angostura

 

 

 

To read about the origin of this cocktail, go HERE.

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients and ice into a cocktail shaker or pint glass and stir.
  2. Strain into a large cocktail glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Add a parasol and enjoy.
My Old Missouri Mistress

My Old Missouri Mistress

Now this is quite the concoction. Just the right type of boozy bourbon cocktail to kick off your night.

Created by Layla Linehan, St. Louis

Ingredients

1 part Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
3/4 part Domaine Dupont® Calvados
3/4 part Byrrh® Wine
1/2 part Benedictine® Liqueur
6 drops of St. George Absinthe
1 Lemon

 

 

 

To read about the origin of this cocktail, go here.

Preparation

1. Add all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker or pint glass and stir.
2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
3. Serve up or on the rocks with a lemon twist.

Basil Hayden's® Bourbon Daddy

Basil Hayden's® Bourbon Daddy

Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon Daddy is a refreshing and unique bourbon mixed drink .

Created by JP Caceres, DC

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
½ part Agave Syrup
1 Egg White
3 Sage Leaves
4 Pink Peppercorns

Preparation

  1. Add all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and muddle the sage leaves and pink peppercorns.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Double strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with a sage leaf.
Basil Hayden’s® Nine to Five Punch

Basil Hayden’s® Nine to Five Punch

Congrats on surviving another work week, now it’s time to drink. Nine to Five Punch is the perfect whiskey punch recipe to close out Friday.

Created by Max Toste, Boston

Ingredients

12 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
5 parts Pineapple Juice
3½ parts Lemon Juice
4 parts Maple Syrup
5 dashes Bitters
33 parts Club Soda
Fresh Lemon Slices
Fresh Pineapple Slices

Preparation

  1. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, pineapple juice, lemon juice, maple syrup and bitters in a medium punch bowl.
  2. Stir ingredients until maple syrup has fully dissolved.
  3. Add a few large ice cubes, sparkling water and float lemon and pineapple slices on top.
Basil Hayden’s® Fall Beginnings

Basil Hayden’s® Fall Beginnings

Begin your night, and the fall season, with this interesting recipe from Basil Hayden’s®. Featuring bourbon, PIMM’s No.1, cold black tea and more.

Recipe by Daniel Hyatt, San Francisco

Ingredients

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/2 part PIMM’S No. 1
1/2 part Cold Black Tea
1/2 part Simple Syrup
Mint Leaves
Ribbon of Orange Peel

Preparation

1. In a metal tumbler, muddle mint into the simple syrup until mint becomes aromatic.
2. Add remaining ingredients and ice.
3. Stir together until tumbler gets cold.
4. Top off with more ice and garnish with fresh mint and an orange peel twist.

Basil Hayden's® Bloody Sunday

Basil Hayden's® Bloody Sunday

Originally a Halloween cocktail, the Bloody Sunday is a tasty vanilla bourbon cocktail recipe.

Created by JP Caceres, DC

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
½ part Agave Syrup
1 Egg White
3 Sage Leaves
4 Pink Peppercorns

Preparation

  1. Add all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and muddle the sage leaves and pink peppercorns.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Double strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with a sage leaf.
Basil Hayden’s® Old Fashioned

Basil Hayden’s® Old Fashioned

There are many old fashioned cocktail recipes, but if you are looking to make one with Basil Hayden’s®, then we have you covered.

Ingredients

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
2 dashes of Bitters
2 tsp Demerara Sugar
1/8 Blood Orange (or Clementine Orange)
1 Griottine® Cherry
Splash of Soda Water

Preparation

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle the cherry and blood orange with the skin removed in sugar.
  2. Add bitters and Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Top with a splash of soda water and garnish with a slice of blood orange.
Basil Hayden’s® Game Set Match

Basil Hayden’s® Game Set Match

Try Basil Hayden’s® twist on the Manhattan with this unique bourbon drink recipe, Game Set Match.

Created by JP Caceres, DC

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/2 part Carpano® Anitca Sweet Vermouth
1/2 part Cynar® Artichoke Liqueur
4 dashes Orange Bitters
1 Lemon Wedge
1 Cherry

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and stir 25 to 30 times.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge and cherry.
Basil Hayden’s® Louisville Cocktail

Basil Hayden’s® Louisville Cocktail

Lovers of vermouth and bourbon unite! Basil Hayden’s® Louisville Cocktail is a bourbon vermouth cocktail for the ages.

Created by Joy Perrine, Louisville

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/2 part Lillet® Rouge Vermouth
1/2 part Lillet® Blanc Vermouth
1 Orange

Preparation

  1. Combine ingredients and shake over ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with large orange twist.
Basil Hayden’s® Shamrock Sour

Basil Hayden’s® Shamrock Sour

Craft up a perfect Bourbon Sour recipe using Basil Hayden’s®.

Created by Julie Reiner, NYC

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/2 part Green Chartreuse
1/2 part Lemon Juice
1/2 part Grapefruit Juice
1/2 part Agave Syrup* (To make, combine equal parts of water with Agave Syrup)
1/4 part Egg White
1 Mint Sprig
1 Lemon Wheel

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake without ice to blend.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain over fresh ice in a double rocks glass and garnish with a mint sprig and a lemon wheel.
Basil Hayden’s® Holiday Spice

Basil Hayden’s® Holiday Spice

Basil Hayden’s® Holiday Spice is the perfect cocktail to enjoy during the holidays.

Created by Joaquin Simo, NYC

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden® Bourbon
3/4 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 part Maple Syrup
1/4 part Amaretto
3 dashes Bitters

Preparation

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin with ice and shake vigorously.
2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
3. Grate a cinnamon stick over the top as garnish.

Basil Hayden’s® Irish Julep

Basil Hayden’s® Irish Julep

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a festive bourbon cocktail. Basil Hayden’s® Irish Julep is green, minty fresh and full of bourbon.

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/2 part DeKuyper® Green Crème de Menthe
1 part Half and Half creamer
1 Mint Sprig

Preparation

1. Shake all ingredients well with ice.
2. Strain over crushed ice into a highball glass.
3. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Basil Hayden’s® Monsieur Hayden

Basil Hayden’s® Monsieur Hayden

Try this completely unique cocktail featuring Basil Hayden’s®, Cocchi Americano, Campari, Ginger Juice and a cherry for good measure.

Created by Rob Pate, Austin

Ingredients

1 part Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 part Cocchi® Americano
1 part Campari®
1/4 part Ginger Juice
1 Cherry

Preparation

1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with a cherry.

Basil Hayden’s® Triple Crown Julep

Basil Hayden’s® Triple Crown Julep

Celebrate the Triple Crown with a drink deserving of the name. Basil Hayden’s® Triple Crown Julep, is a refreshing take on the julep with strawberries, mint, lemon and more.

Created by Joy Perrine, Louisville

Ingredients

4 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
4 chopped Strawberries
10 Kentucky Colonel Mint or Spearmint Leaves
4 Lemon Wedges
1 part Water
2 tbsp. Brown Sugar

Preparation

1. Muddle brown sugar and water in pint glass until sugar dissolves.
2. Add chopped strawberries, lemon wedges and mint leaves and muddle well.
3. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and shake.
4. Add ice and shake once again.
5. Strain cocktail over crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig and strawberry.

Basil Hayden’s® Blitzen’s Bourbon

Basil Hayden’s® Blitzen’s Bourbon

Basil Hayden’s® Blitzen’s Bourbon is a holiday drink for the ages. Consider it similar to an Old Fashioned, but featuring Reindeer Spice Syrup. Yeah, that’s right.

Created by Duggan McDonnell, San Francisco

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 part Reindeer Spice Syrup (see recipe)
2 dashes Angostura® Bitters
Orange Peel

Reindeer Spice Syrup
3 Apples, peeled and diced
5 Large Cinnamon Sticks
1 cup Walnuts
2 cups Sugar
3 cups Water

Preparation

Instructions for Cocktail

1. In an old-fashioned glass, combine all ingredients and stir 20 times.
2. Garnish with an orange peel.

Instructions for Reindeer Spice

1. Place the diced apples into water and boil, then reduce heat to low.
2. Briefly toast cinnamon sticks and walnuts in a saucepan, then transfer into apple mixture.
3. Simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Gently stir in the 2 cups of sugar, thoroughly stirring, and remove from heat.
5. Once mixture has cooled, strain and press the juice and flavor from the boiled apples back in the mix.

Basil Hayden’s® Equinox Spice

Basil Hayden’s® Equinox Spice

Basil Hayden’s® Equinox Spice is the perfect cocktail for a fall day, featuring fall flavors such as nutmeg and milk stout beer.

Created by Charles Joly, Chicago

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
¾ part Heering Cherry Liquor
1 dash Aromatic Bitters
2 parts Milk Stout Beer
Fresh nutmeg
1 Cherry

Preparation

1. Combine Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, cherry liquor and bitters in a mixing glass.
2. Add ice and shake.
3. Roll in the milk stout beer.
4. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice.
5. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and cherry on top.

SoLo’s Vermontoddy

SoLo’s Vermontoddy

Enjoy SoLo’s take on a hot toddy recipe with Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, brandy, maple syrup and more.

Ingredients

1 part Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon Whiskey
1 part Laird’s® Applejack Brandy
1 part Vermont Maple Syrup
1 part Lemon Juice
1 lemon wedge studded with cloves
1 cinnamon stick

 

 

 

To read about the origin of this cocktail, go HERE.

Preparation

  1. Combine bourbon, applejack brandy, maple syrup and lemon juice to a glass and stir.
  2. Top cocktail with hot water and stir again.
  3. Inserts cloves into a lemon wedge.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and the lemon wedge.
Basil Hayden’s® Refund Spice

Basil Hayden’s® Refund Spice

In the mood for a honey bourbon cocktail? Check out our recipe for Basil Hayden’s® Refund Spice featuring honey, raspberries and bourbon.

Created by Marie Zahn, Louisville

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 tsp. Honey Syrup*
1 tsp. Raspberry Vinegar
Grapefruit Soda
Raspberries

*Honey Syrup
Ingredients:
1 cup Honey
1 cup Water

Preparation:
1. In a small saucepan, heat the honey and water.
2. Stir until fully incorporated, then let cool and refrigerate.

Preparation

1. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, honey syrup and raspberry vinegar over ice in a Collins glass and stir.
2. Top with grapefruit soda.
3. Garnish with raspberries on a skewer.

Basil Hayden’s® Jockey’s Julep

Basil Hayden’s® Jockey’s Julep

This julep is for you, jockeys. Basil Hayden’s® Jockey’s Julep is a unique spin with bourbon, mint, blueberries and more.

Created by Rob Floyd, Los Angeles

Ingredients

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
8-10 Mint Leaves
8 Blueberries
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 part Simple Syrup

Preparation

1. Muddle mint leaves and blueberries in a mixing glass.
2. Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice.
3. Fine strain into a rocks glass with crushed ice.
4. Garnish with blueberries and a sprig of mint.