21 Southern Bourbon Cocktails

Show off a classic Southern staple at your next party with these satisfying bourbon cocktails.

If we had to pick a house beverage for the South, it would likely be a bourbon cocktail. This Kentucky-born spirit is a Southern signature that has made a huge resurgence in the past decade. Now, the old-fashioned is getting new-fashioned makeovers in bars across the South, and there are entire menus devoted to bourbon cocktails. What’s the best way to drink bourbon? We like it on the rocks or straight up, but we also love these bourbon cocktail recipes. From classic tailgate sippers like bourbon sweet tea and bourbon-spiked Arnold Palmer recipes to refined Mint Juleps for Derby Day or even a New Orleans-style Sazerac, we aren’t ashamed to say we might be experts when it comes to bourbon drinks. So get out your highball glasses and your shaker. These bourbon cocktails are perfect for quiet nights on the porch or fancy dinner parties.


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