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Recipe Spotlight: Quick Q – Celebrate Fall With Bourbon Cocktails



Aged and bottled at 80 proof, Basil Hayden's Bourbon is a light-bodied, smooth, super-premium whiskey. Sip it neat or on the rocks to appreciate its slight honey and pepper tasting notes, or add a modern-twist to a classic cocktail, like the Basil Hayden's Harvest Sour or Basil Hayden's Fall Shandy. These cocktails have unique tastes profiles that are fitting for the changing of the seasons, or what others like to call bourbon season.


Basil Hayden's Harvest Sour
By Scott Lobianco, Chicago


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2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Rye Whiskey
1/2 part Sweet Vermouth
3/4 part Cinnamon Syrup
3/4 part Lemon Juice
5 Dark Cherries
2 dashes Aromatic Bitters

1. Add cherries to a cocktail shaker and muddle.
2. Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with muddled cherries.
3. Add ice and shake.
4. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.



Basil Hayden's Fall Shandy
By Scott Lobianco, Chicago


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2 parts Basil Hayden’s ® Bourbon 1/2 part Aperitivo 1/2 part Simple Syrup 1/2 part Lemon Juice 2 parts Citrus IPA Orange Twist (for garnish) Mint Leaf (for garnish)

1. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker except the IPA.
2. Add ice, shake and strain over ice into a chilled collins glass.
3. Top with IPA and garnish with an orange twist and mint leaf.





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Recipe Spotlight: American-Made Bourbon Cocktails for the Closing Ceremony!



Knob Creek® American Champion Old Fashioned is a refreshing cocktail everyone will enjoy while watching the competition. The big, full flavor of Knob Creek, which has set the standard in bourbon for more than 20 years, is complemented by the lemon juice and mint leaves in this recipe. Top it off with ginger beer, and you have a unique, bold cocktail recipe.

Not in the mood for an old fashioned? Mix up the Basil Hayden’s® Rio Julep! This recipe blends the trademark spicy finish of Basil Hayden’s with sweet flavors like banana and brown sugar. This Brazil-inspired cocktail will make you feel like you’re in the stadium rooting on the U.S.

If you’d rather drink your bourbon straight, enjoy sipping American-made Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon neat or on the rocks! With a recipe that’s almost as old as the country you’re cheering on, Basil Hayden’s is the perfect bourbon to toast the occasion. At 80 proof, this medium-bodied bourbon with hints of honey and pepper is bound to be a crowd pleaser.


Knob Creek® American Champion Old Fashioned
By Celebrity Chef Michael Symon

1 ½ Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
Ginger Beer
½ Part Lemon Juice
¼ Part Green Chartreuse
6-8 Mint Leaves

1. Combine all ingredients (except ginger beer) in a bar tin with ice and shake well.
2. Strain into a chilled Collins glass, top off with ginger beer and garnish with a single mint leaf.


Basil Hayden’s® Rio Julep
By Austin Mixologist Justin Elliot

2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1/4 part Banana Liqueur
1 tsp of Brown Sugar
1 dash of Aromatic Bitters
8-10 Mint Leaves
Banana Chip (for garnish)

1. Muddle 8-10 mint leaves, dash of bitters and brown sugar in a double rocks glass.
2. Add Basil Hayden’s and banana liqueur and stir gently.
3. Fill the cup to the rim with crushed ice.
4. Garnish with a mint sprig and banana chip.





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