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


While the Mint Julep is a damn fine cocktail (and one of our favorites), there are a lot of other options out there to tickle your Bourbon bone for Derby Day.

Advertisements

Curaçao Punch


As you can tell from the picture, this is a behemoth of a drink, and you really don’t want to be drinking several of these in a row. It will murder you. Figuratively and literally. It’s very good though, and very good for an afternoon spent with friends and family.

Saratoga Brace Up


August 14, 2013 (Day 97) – Saratoga Brace Up We’re spending some time with the Professor this evening for a drink that’s just a little bit shocking when you take a close look at the ingredients. The Saratoga Brace Up. Take 1 table-spoonful of fine white sugar. 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. 4 dashes of […]

Gin and White Rock


May 30, 2013 (Day 21) – Gin and White Rock This cocktail originally appeared in Shake ‘Em Up! by Virginia Elliott & Phil D. Stong in 1932. 1.5 oz gin 1 tsp sugar White Rock seltzer water to top Dissolve one teaspoon of sugar in the bottom of a tall glass. Add two a dashes of […]

Classic Gin Smash


May 26, 2013 (Day 17) – Classic Gin Smash One of the most popular (okay, the most popular) cocktails we’ve ever written about on these pages is the Gin Basil Smash. However, this is based on a classic cocktail that preferred in Jerry Thomas’ original 1800s tome. This one uses mint instead of basil, but […]

Amaranth Cocktail


May 17, 2013 (Day 8) – Amaranth Cocktail One thing about scouring these classic cocktails is you realize something – the majority of cocktails from the late 1800s use basically two spirits – whiskey and gin. Now, what’s cool about this is that it does actually specify what kind of whiskey and gin (why yes, […]

Shampagen


December 8, 2011 (Day 254) — Shampagen Okay, some more nerd points for anyone who cab identify how tonight’s drink got its name. I take that back. No nerd points for you, because I’m giving it to you now. It’s Futurama. Shampagen 2 oz Evan Williams Bourbon (chilled) 1 sugar cube 3 dashes Angostura Bitters […]

Moscato Cocktail


November 28, 2011 (Day 244) — Moscato Cocktail This is kind of a lazy cocktail. But that’s kind of perfect for a Monday night. After all, tonight is the Parade of Lights here at Cocktails, 365 HQ. This is essentially the classic Champagne Cocktail expect we’ve switched out the champagne with the Yellow Tail Moscato. […]

White Buffalo


October 30, 2011 (Day 215) — White Buffalo Okay. Shots. Oy. Shots. It’s been a week of shots. Let’s calm down this Halloween party-ful weekend with a nice cocktail to simply sit and sip. That’s just. Sit and sip. White Buffalo 1 oz Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon .75 oz Monarch Butterscotch Schnapps 2 tsp […]

Neo Fashioned


October 22, 2011 (Day 207) — Neo Fashioned The Old Fashioned embodies how simple mixology can be some of the most complex and yield some of the best tasting cocktails out there. However, the cocktail does also show how there are many people out there who simply just don’t like strong, powerful drinks. Or rather, […]