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Belle Meade Bourbon is for Lovers: 5 Valentine Cocktails

No matter what you're planning for Valentine's Day, bourbon tends to make everything better. To help you out, we've put together a list of some of our favorite bourbon cocktails to make your day.

Bourbon is for Lovers: 5 Valentine's Day Cocktails with Belle Meade Bourbon

Bourbon Belle Old Fashioned
2 oz  Belle Meade Bourbon
1/4 oz  Maple Syrup
1 dash  Angostura Bitters
1 dash  Peychaud’s Bitters

Technique: stir and strainGlass: rocks. Ice: cube/sphereGarnish: orange twist expressed over drink and inserted.

Pour all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir briefly. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish and enjoy.


Uncle Bob
1 1/2 oz  Belle Meade Bourbon
3/4 oz  Cocchi Torino
3/4 oz  Zucca
3/4 oz  Apry

Technique: stir and strain. Glass: chilled cocktail. Ice: none. Garnish: lemon twist expressed over drink and inserted.

Pour all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir briefly. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish and enjoy.

 
Rosalind
2 oz  Belle Meade Bourbon
3/4 oz  Ginger Liqueur
3/4 oz  Lemon juice
3/4 oz  Simple Syrup* (1 oz if you’re using a light Ginger Liqueur)
1 dash  Regan’s Orange Bitters
1 Egg White

Technique: shake and strain.  Glass: chilled cocktail. Ice: none. Garnish: five drops of Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters.

Put egg white and lemon in a shaker and shake the two indigents without ice. Add the rest of the ingredients along with ice and shake very hard for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with bitters on top of the frothy head of the drink.


Bonnie Scotland 
2 oz  Belle Meade Bourbon
1/4 oz  Drambuie
1/4 oz  Demerara Syrup**
2 dashes  Angostura Bitters 

Technique:  stir and strain. Glass: rocks. Ice: cube/sphere. Garnish: lemon twist expressed over drink and inserted.

Pour all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir briefly. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish and enjoy.

 

Blink Bonny
2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon
1/2 oz Campari
¼ oz Crème de Cacao (light or dark)
1 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup  

Rinse:  Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitters. Technique: shake and strain. Glass: chilled cocktail. Ice:  none. Garnish:  lemon twist, not expressed over drink.

First shoot several dashes of chocolate bitters into a chilled cocktail glass and roll the bitters around making sure that the coat the interior of the glass all the way to the rim. Next, add all ingredients to a shaker and shake briefly with ice. Then strain into the rinsed glass filling it to ¾ full. Garnish and enjoy.
 

*Simple Syrup: Stir equal parts white sugar and water until all crystals are dissolved.

**Demerara Syrup: In a sauce pan over low heat combine 2 parts Demerara (or Turbinado) sugar and one part water. Stir until all sugar crystals are dissolved then allow to cool to room temp. Store in refrigerator.