Three Bourbon Cocktails for Derby Day That Aren’t Mint Juleps


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Today is Derby Day, which means there’s tons of prerequisite stories about how you should be drinking Mint Juleps by the gallon. While the Mint Julep is a damn fine cocktail (and one of our favorites), there are many other options out there to tickle your Bourbon bone for Derby Day.

Whiskey Sour

A truly classic cocktail, this bit of bourbon brilliance appeared Professor Jerry Thomas’ legendary cocktail book

  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • Dash club soda
  • Juice from half a small lemon
  • 1 wine glass of bourbon (roughly 4 oz)

Take 1 large tea-spoonful of powdered white sugar, dissolved in a little Seltzer or Apollinaris water. Fill a bar glass full of shaved ice, shake up and strain into a claret glass. Ornament with berries.


 

The Derby

The Derby

The Derby

  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 0.5 oz sweet vermouth
  • 0.5 oz orange curaçao
  • .75 oz fresh lime juice

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and then strain into a chilled martini glass.


 

Amaranth

Amaranth

Amaranth Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Fine white sugar
  • Club soda

Place crushed in a mixing glass, two dashes Angostura bitters, one jigger whiskey. Mix, and strain into a rocks glass and fill up with soda; then take a very little fine sugar in small bar spoon and stir into the cocktail. Drink during effervescence.

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