BOURBON HERITAGE MONTH: CLASSIC COCKTAILS WITH A JEPTHA CREED TWIST

September is Bourbon Heritage Month, a few weeks each year to celebrate America’s “Native Spirit” (though here in Kentucky we feel bourbon is worth celebrating all year-round.) This September is a very special Bourbon Heritage Month for us here at Jeptha Creed, because earlier this year we launched our first Straight 4-Grain Bourbon. Since we have even more to celebrate this year, we created a special menu of our favorite classic bourbon cocktails, each with a Jeptha Creed twist.

Old Fashioned
2 oz Jeptha Creed Straight 4-Grain Bourbon
½ oz Brown Sugar Syrup
3 Dashes Ne Oublie Walnut Bitters
Cherries & Orange
Directions: Add ingredients to a mixing glass and stir over ice. Strain into a rocks glass over a large whiskey cube and garnish with cherries and orange.

Manhattan
2 oz Jeptha Creed Straight 4-Grain Bourbon
¾ oz Sweet Vermouth
3 Dashes Ne Oublie Walnut Bitters
Lemon Peel
Directions: Add ingredients to a mixing glass over ice and stir. Strain contents of mixing glass into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Gold Rush
2 oz Jeptha Creed Straight 4-Grain Bourbon
½ oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Honey Syrup
Lemon
Directions: Add ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake until cold, then serve in a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with lemon.

Jeptha Mule
2 oz Jeptha Creed Straight 4-Grain Bourbon
Half Lemon
Ginger Beer
Mint
Directions: Build in a mule mug. Fill with ice, then add bourbon. Juice half lemon into mug and top with ginger beer. Use bar spoon to lift flavors and garnish with mint.

These classic cocktails with a twist are a great way to make old fashioned new, perfect to enjoy during Bourbon Heritage Month and all year long! We hope you enjoy making these classic bourbon cocktails at home or stop by Jeptha Creed Distillery’s restaurant and bar to let us make one just for you. Need a restock of Jeptha Creed? Visit our Where to Buy page, and ask for us by name at your favorite bars and restaurants to spread the Jeptha Creed love.

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