Cocktail Recipes

Long Branch Road

Long Branch Road cocktail from Belle Meade Bourbon

This drink was inspired by a drive down the road that leads to the old distillery, thus the name. We wont wax poetic about the experience but we will say it's a rich and delicious cocktail with flavors of honey and heather accentuating Bourbon. What's not to like?

 

2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon

3/4 oz Cocchi Torino

1/4 oz Drambuie 

1/4 oz maple syrup

1 dash Angostura Bitters

1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir and strain.

Glass: Double Rocks

Ice: Sphere/Cube or Chunk

Garnish: Lemon peel expressed over the drink and inserted to stand at rim of glass.

Creator: James Hensley 

Old Natchez Road Cocktail

Great recipe for the Old Natchez Road Cocktail with Belle Meade Bourbon

The Old Natchez Road is the road the Belle Meade Plantation was originally on way back when. This road leads you all the way to New Orleans.

This drink is a combination of complimentary flavors that are accentuated my mirroring notes to maintain balance and definition. The Bourbon, apple juice, honey, tea and ginger beer are all complimentary while the lemon, cardamom, spicy Rye content of the Bourbon and bitters separate the flavors to bring complexity while still complimenting the main flavors of the drink.

Cardamom Tea: The goal is a tea with a note of cardamom, just a little. Too much will overtake the other flavors in the cocktail. If you are making a gallon of tea just rack open two cardamom pods and put them in to the tea when you add your tea bags as it steeps. Remove the pods when you remove your tea bags. 

2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon

2 oz Cardamom Infused Luzianne Iced Tea

1 oz Unfiltered Apple Juice

½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice

½ oz Honey syrup (honey thinned 3:1 with warm water)

1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters

1 splash Ginger Beer

Build in a Collins glass over ice. Top with a splash of Ginger Beer, stir with a bar spoon or straw, and garnish with a lemon wedge. 

Creator: James Hensley



General Jackson's Hot Whiskey Cider

General Jackson's Hot Whiskey Cider

When the weather cools, it's nice to have a cocktail that will warm you! This one is not only simple to make, but works well in large batches for gatherings.

 

2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon

6 oz Hot Cider Mix*

Serve in a mug with a cinnamon stick as garnish.

*Cider Mix Recipe

In a saucepan heat the following ingredients on medium low heat until hot - but do not boil. Then reduce heat and cover. Let simmer for 15 minutes before serving. The longer it sits the darker and deeper the flavors will become.

3 Cups Apple Cider or Unfiltered Apple Juice

2 oz Dark Wildflower Honey

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

6 Whole Cloves

1 Cinnamon stick

Make a batch big enough for a get together by simply doubling or tripling the recipe!

Creator: James Hensley

 

Haberdasher

Haberdasher Cocktail from Belle Meade Bourbon

This twist on the classic Brown Derby shows off the spicy Rye content of Belle Meade Bourbon as it accentuates the complimenting flavors of honey, grapefruit, and walnut. 

2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

3/4 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

3/4 oz Honey Syrup (3:1 dark honey to water)

1 dash Fee's Old Fashioned Bitters

Shake.  Strain.

Rinse the glass liberally with Nux Alpina Black Walnut Liqueur 

Glass:  Chilled Cocktail

Garnish:  Grapefruit twist if you like. 

Creator: James Hensley