And for those over 21 Years of Age – The best whiskey cocktail recipes of all time.


If you want to learn about the finest art, you talk to artists. If you want to find out about the most beautiful music, you talk to musicians. If you want to find the best whiskey cocktail recipes, you talk to distillers. Distillers are the people who make the whiskey from scratch. These are the experts, the people who know the product intimately because they have been consumed by it’s creation and the pursuit of it’s perfection for years, sometimes for decades.

At Brooks Grain, we happen to know a distiller or two. From them, we have compiled the best drink recipes in the world. They have come directly from the people responsible for making any cocktail’s most important ingredient: booze. We’ve scoured our contacts. We have beaten down doors and rung phones off the hook all for you – for the best recipes from the best artists.

Because new whiskey and cocktail recipes are born every day, this list will never be complete. If you’ve discovered a recipe that should be added, drop us a note below. After all, one can never have too many great cocktail recipes.

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Perfect Manhattan

2 oz blended whiskey 1/2 oz sweet vermouth 1/2 oz dry vermouth 1 dash bittersShake with ice to chill, pour into a low ball cocktail glass, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
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Classic Manhattan

3/4 oz sweet vermouth 2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey 1 dash  bitters 1 maraschino cherry 1 twist orange peelCombine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with 2 – 3 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir or shake gently so you won’t cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry.
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Rye Sour

2 oz bourbon whiskey 1 oz lemon juice 1/2 tsp superfine sugar 1 slice orange 1 maraschino cherry
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All, Summer |

Bourbon Burger

 Burger Patties and Cheese:  30 ounces ground chuck (20 percent fat) 2 1/2 tablespoons bourbon (recommended: Bulleit brand) 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/4 teaspoons table salt 30 grinds fresh black pepper 6 ounces Dubliner cheese (Kerrygold brand), thinly sliced and divided into 6 (1-ounce) servings Sauteed Onions:  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (European style) 1 large Vidalia onio...
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Bourbon Iced Tea

3 cups fresh blackberries 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus mint sprigs for garnish 6 good-quality black tea bags good quality bourbon 
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All, Summer |

Blackberry Soda

1.5 oz Ole Smokey Blackberry Moonshine top off with soda water on ice
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All, Spring |

Dark and Bloody Bourbon Mary

1 teaspoon salt / pepper / paprika mix 2 ounces Kentucky Bourbon 2 large lemon wedges 1 tablespoon Bourbon Barrel Aged Worcestershire Sauce 1 can (6 ounces) campbell’s tomato juice
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Manhattan Italiano

2 ounces bourbon reserve 1/2 once Tuaca 1/2 ounce triple sec 6 dashes of Orange bitters 1/2 ounce of white sweet vermouth
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Mint Julep

Ingredients: 4 cups bourbon 2 bunches fresh spearmint 1 cup distilled water 1 cup granulated sugar Powdered sugarDirections:To prepare mint extract, remove about 40 small mint leaves. Wash and place in a small bowl. Cover with 3 ounces bourbon. Allow the leaves to soak for 15 minutes. Then gather the leaves in paper toweling. Thoroughly wring the mint over the bowl of whisky. Dip the bundle again and repeat the process several times.To prepare simple syrup, mix 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cu...
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Mitch Morgan

one shot of Bourbon one-half slice of cooked bacon combine ingredients and enjoyYep.  That’s it.  The smoky bacon pairs wonderfully with the wood in the bourbon and makes a delicious garnish, and its fat cuts the bite of the alcohol with ease.  Put them together and you’ve found the perfect way to stay warm this winter.The drink originates from Telluride, Colorado, specifically a BBQ and Bourbon joint called “Oak…The New Fat Alley.”  Telluride ...
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All, Winter |
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