5 Bourbon Cocktail Recipes for Summer Sippin'

Weed Julep
The mint julep has medicinal roots. Since the 1700s, mint and other medicinal herbs have been prescribed to improve digestive system function. This medicine was often mixed into sweetened liquids to help it go down easier. In our opinion, this mint julep goes down a little too easily.

Ingredients:
0.5 oz simple syrup
4-5 mint leaves
2 oz Weed Bourbon
1.5 oz Weed Prosecco
1 mint sprig to garnish
Crushed ice

Directions:
Pour the simple syrup and Weed Bourbon into a shaker. Add in the mint leaves, mashing them gently with a muddler, and shake your mixture. Strain it into a flute filled with finely crushed ice. Top it with Weed Prosecco and garnish your creation with a mint sprig.


Tip: This cocktail has very few ingredients, so using the perfect bourbon is crucial. The notes of clove and black pepper in Weed Bourbon will complement the minty quality of this drink.

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Weed Green Tea
Unlike the black tea leaves we generally use, green tea leaves are minimally or not at all fermented, which means that green tea drinkers can benefit from the leaves’ natural nutrients.
 
Ingredients:
1.25 cups water
1 green tea bag
0.5 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1.5 oz Weed Bourbon
1 lemon slice
 
Directions:
Bring the water to a boil and combine it with a green tea bag in a large mug. Leave the tea bag to steep for 2 minutes before removing it. Stir in the honey, and then add the lemon juice and bourbon. Garnish with a slice of lemon.


Tip: Like your tea on the stronger side? Let your tea bag steep up to 6 minutes before removing it.

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Weed Bamboo Sundown
The original bamboo cocktail was the brainchild of Louis Eppinger, who managed Yokohama, Japan’s Grand Hotel in the 1890s.
 
Ingredients:
1.5 oz Oloroso Sherry
1 teaspoon Angostura orange bitters
1.5 oz Weed Bourbon
1 lemon twist
Ice cubes
 
Directions:
Gather the Sherry, orange bitters, Weed Bourbon, and ice in a glass. Stir until chilled, and strain into a coupe glass. Slice a lemon twist and rub the lemon oils against the rim of the glass before serving.


Tip: Make sure the Sherry you utilize is fresh – Sherry has a shelf life of about 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator.

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Weed Sweet Tea
Unlike today's sweet tea recipes, the first sweet tea recipes in recorded history used green tea. It was only when green tea exports slowed during World War 2 that Americans looked to British India for black tea, which is now commonly used for sweet tea production. 

Ingredients:
1 cup sweet tea
0.25 cups pineapple juice with chunks
1.5 oz Weed Bourbon
1 mint leaf
Ice cubes
 
Directions:
To a shaker, add ice. Stir the pineapple juice with chunks into the sweet tea. Pour the blend into a glass and top with bourbon. Garnish with a chunk of pineapple and a mint leaf.

Tip: Go with a coupe glass if you have one on hand. Since this cocktail does not contain ice, the stem will prevent your hand from warming it up too quickly.

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Weed Peach Smash
A “smash” generally combines fresh, seasonal fruit with ice and a spirit base. Smash cocktails recipes are generally flexible; you may substitute the fruit that a recipe calls for with other fruit. It’s the perfect recipe to attempt for an aspiring mixologist.
 
Ingredients:
1.5 oz peach nectar
3-4 mint leaves
0.25 oz peach schnapps
1 oz Weed Bourbon
0.25 oz club soda
1 peach slice
1 blueberry
Crushed ice
 
Directions:
Combine the peach nectar, mint leaves, and peach schnapps in a shaker. Mash the mint gently with a muddler. Add crushed ice and bourbon, and shake until chilled. Strain this mixture into a coupe glass and top it off with club soda. Garnish with a peach slice to serve.


Tip: To make your own crushed ice at home, place ice cubes from your ice cube trays into a blender. Choose the “pulse” button to blend the ice until the pieces are around 0.5 inches in diameter.

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