Basil Hayden® Bourbon Punch Cocktail RecipeStarring Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, this punch is party-ready in a snap—it's bright, refreshing, and (the best part) comes together in about five minutes. All you have to do is add the ingredients to your favorite punch bowl, stir, and serve.
Passion Fruit Bourbon Sour Cocktail RecipePassion fruit is absolutely iconic in the fruit world: tart and sweet, with one of the most intense tropical fruit flavors out there. It’s no wonder it’s a classic addition to cocktails of all styles. In this sour, passion fruit pairs with the vanilla and floral notes of Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon, while the addition of egg white creates a dreamy almost meringue-like foam and velvety texture.
Cherry Bourbon Smash Cocktail RecipeIs there any cocktail more refreshing than a bourbon smash? In this cocktail, Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon is infused with fresh muddled cherries, basil, lemon wedges, and just a hint of honey syrup. For a more refined drinking experience, the recipe strains the muddled fruit and herbs out and serves the cocktail over a big rock to maintain maximum chill. The sweet-tart cherries and fragrant basil play nicely with the smooth, lightly spiced notes of the Basil Hayden®, but this bourbon’s versatility means you could swap in almost any of your favorite fruits or herbs. To make the honey syrup, combine equal parts honey and water in a saucepan set over medium heat, and stir until the honey is dissolved. Let it cool and store in the fridge for about 2 weeks. Simple syrup would also work great here.
Bourbon, Orange, and Ginger Cocktail RecipeWHO: If inpatskitchen is cooking Chickpea Bolognese or Gran’s Gifted Cheesecake, we’d love to be in Pat’s kitchen, too. WHAT: A cocktail that’s just as comfortable by the pool as it is at a holiday party. HOW; Make a ginger simple syrup, then use it to sweeten a mixture of bourbon, Triple Sec, and orange juice. Pour over crushed ice. Garnish with an umbrella (or not). WHY WE LOVE IT: At the time of year when we’re gearing up to put ginger in cookies and quick breads, this cocktail is a reminder of the root’s bright spiciness. We’ll keep the ginger simple syrup in a jar in the fridge and use it for experimenting with even more cocktails.
Basil Hayden® Golden Hour Cocktail RecipeIn this cocktail, a well-balanced bourbon like Basil Hayden® shines, and is complemented by the bittersweet citrus and herbal character from the other ingredients.
Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Bean Bourbon Smash Cocktail RecipeYou can keep a batch of this vanilla bean simple syrup in the fridge for up to a month and use in all sorts of desserts and cocktails, like this Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Bean Bourbon Smash. Cheers!
The Best Bourbon Old Fashioned RecipeWhile pleasantly strong, a classic Old Fashioned is a super-likable cocktail, with just enough sweetness to amp up bourbon’s warm vanilla-caramel notes. For a slightly richer version, swap out the simple syrup for one made with raw sugar; a flavored simple syrup would also work well here—I’d recommend orange or ginger (you can also slice a thin piece of ginger to use as a garnish, in addition to an orange twist).