NATIONAL BOURBON DAY? YES. PLEASE.
LOVE IT OR HATE IT, IT'S YOUR NATIONAL SPIRIT! National Bourbon Day is finally upon us, much to the delight of whiskey-sipping Americans across the country. In fact, the U.S. values bourbon so highly that Congress actually passed a resolution in 1964 deeming the spirit truly American.On May 4, 1964, a congressional resolution declared bourbon as America's native spirit. As the statute states, "'Bourbon whiskey' is a distinctive product of the United States and is unlike other types of alcoholic beverages, whether foreign or domestic." Either way, a four-headed line up below to offer an option for any palette before the day is over!
1. Sparkling Ginger Mint Bourbon
Quick and easy to prep, this fun, sparkling cocktail features spicy ginger syrup and notes of fresh mint. It'll also keep you refreshed on a hot summer day. This is an interesting bourbon version of a mule almost. Am trying this one.
2. Blackberry Bourbon Smash
With lemon, blackberry and sweet maple syrup, this bourbon smash is a great way to celebrate any occasion — up to and including National Bourbon Day. Our own local, With lemon, blackberry and sweet maple syrup, this bourbon smash is a great way to celebrate any occasion — up to and including National Bourbon Day. Our own local, Blackstone Social, currently has this on their coktail line up. Another round, fine sir.
3. Orange Bourbon Smash
Not a blackberry fan? Manju at Cooking Curries puts a zesty twist on an icy bourbon smash by adding a bit of citrussy tang.
4. Peach-Infused Bourbon Iced Tea
The Southern belle of soft-drinks packs an extra punch when bourbon is added to the mix. The perfect pick-me-up, Bourbon peach tea just might become your favorite new summer sipper. Summer time? Tea + bourbon? YES, PLEASE.