Bourbon & Beyond - The Big Bourbon Bar

How do you like your bourbon? Neat, on the rocks, spirituous or refreshing? The Bourbon & Beyond festival offered lots of choices; choices in bourbon, music and food.

This inaugural Bourbon and Beyond Festival in Louisville, Kentucky is a festival like no other. The festival offered top notch bourbon from multiple distilleries, top notch food from multiple chefs and top notch music from multiple musicians. It’s really the first large scale festival where distilled spirits got equal billing on the marquee with classic music acts like Eddie Vedder, The Steve Miller Band and Stevie Nicks.

The Big Bourbon Bar was a 20,000 square foot tent featuring 24 bourbon partners each offering a variety of cocktails. We hope you got to experience the event in person but in case you missed it, you can still be a part of it with these exclusive cocktail recipes. Each distillery offered at least two cocktails, one spirituous and another refreshing. Whatever your choice, here’s a plethora of cocktail choices that were offered under the Big Bourbon Bar tent.

Just like the festival was held over two days because is was so big, we’ve broken the cocktail recipes into two simply because there are so many. The order of the 48 cocktail recipes is simply the order they fell into under the tent.

Part 1: 24 Bourbon & Beyond’s Big Bourbon Bar Cocktail Recipes
Part 2: 24 Bourbon & Beyond’s Big Bourbon Bar Cocktail Recipes


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Angel’s Envy Distillery

Bourbon & Beyond - Angel's Envy Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Shot in the Dark Bardstown Angel
1.5 oz Angel's Envy 2 oz Angels
0.5 oz Averna Amaro 1 oz Ginger Liqueur
1.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1.5 oz Simple Syrup 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters Top with Ale 8
Orange Wheel Garnish with Lemon Zest

Barrell Bourbon – Barrell Craft Spirits

Bourbon & Beyond - Barrell Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Jack Rose Barrell Sidecar
1.5 oz Barrell Bourbon 1.5 oz Barrell Bourbon
3/4oz lemon juice .5 oz Orange Curacao
1/2oz grenadine 2 oz Lemon Juice

Basil Hayden’s – Jim Beam Distillery 

Bourbon & Beyond - Basil Hayden's Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Basil's Rio Julep Strawberry Basil Lemonade
1.5 oz Basil Hayden's Bourbon 1.5 oz Basil Hayden's
.25 oz Banana Liqueur 3 parts Lemonade
1 tsp Brown Sugar Served with muddled basil & strawberries
1 Dash Aromatic Bitters
Mint Leaves
Banana Chip

Jim Beam Distillery

Bourbon & Beyond - Jim Beam Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Old Fashioned Breeze Beam Palmer
1.5 oz Jim Beam Black 1.5 oz Jim Beam Original
.5 oz Simple Syrup 2 oz Lemonade
.5 oz Orange Juice 2 oz Iced Tea
1 oz Cranberry Juice Lemon Garnish
Muddled Orange and Cherry
Orange and Cherry Garnish

Knob Creek – Jim Beam Distillery

Bourbon & Beyond - Knob Creek Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Rye Black Hawk Up Sweet Creek
1.5 oz Knob Creek Rye 1.5 oz Knob Creek Bourbon
.75 oz Sloe Gin 1 ounce Triple Sec
Maraschino Cherry 1 ounce Lemon Juice
4 ounces Ale 8
One Dash of Sugar
Lemon and Cherry Garnish

Maker’s Mark Distillery

Bourbon & Beyond - Maker's Mark Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Maker's Mary Maker's Mint Julep Sweet Tea
1.5 oz Maker's 46 1.5 oz Maker's Mark
4 oz Zing Zang Spicy 3 oz Sweet Tea
Squeeze of Lemon Raw Cane Sugar
Lime Wedge Fresh Mint Sprigs
Lemon Wedge

Cooper’s Craft

Bourbon & Beyond - Cooper's Craft Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Cooper's Scofflaw Cooper's Kentucky Mule
1.5 oz Cooper's Craft 1.5 oz Cooper's Craft
1 oz Dry Vermouth Ginger Beer
.5 oz Grenadine Fresh Lime
.25 oz Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Bitters
Orange Wheel

Old Forester Distillery

Bourbon & Beyond - Old Forester Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Horse's Neck Kentucky Peach
1.5 oz Old Forester 100 proof 1.5 oz Old Forester Classic 86 proof
Ginger Ale .5 oz Peach Schnapps
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters .5 oz simple syrup
Long Lemon Peel Top with Iced Tea

Woodford Reserve Distillery

Bourbon & Beyond - Woodford Reserve Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Woodford Manhattan Black Derby
1.5 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon 1.5 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Vya Sweet Vermouth) Grapefruit Juice
2 Dashes Peychaud's bitters Drop of Honey
Splash of Cherry Juice Splash of Club Soda
Cherry Garnish Lemon Wedge

Jefferson’s Bourbon

Bourbon & Beyond - Jefferson's Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Jefferson's Barrel Aged Manhattan Jefferson's Peach Palmer
All Ingredients Barrel-Aged for 90 Days
Jefferson’s Bourbon 1.5 oz Jefferson's Very Small Batch
Sweet & Dry Vermouth 1 oz Pallini Peachello
Spiced Cherry Bitters 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
Poured over Crushed Ice 1 oz tea
Cherry Garnish Lemon wheel garnish

Michter’s Distillery

Bourbon & Beyond - Peerless Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Michter's Black Lodge Michter's Stone Fence
1.5 oz. Michter's US*1 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 1.5 oz Michter's US*1 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon
.75 oz Sweet Vermouth 1 oz Soda Water
.25 oz Cherry Liqueur 6oz Angry Orchard Knotty Pear Cider
.25 oz Cynar
Orange Bitters
Orange Peel

Blade and Bow

Bourbon & Beyond - Blade and Bow Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Gold Rush Blade and Bow Mint Julep
1.5 oz Blade and Bow 1.5 oz Blade and Bow
0.5 oz Lemon Juice 1.5 teaspoons raw cane sugar
0.5 oz Honey Mint
Club Soda

Read Part 2: Bourbon & Beyond’s Big Bourbon Bar Cocktail Recipes for another 24 recipes from Bulleit DistilleryLarceny – Jim Beam DistilleryKentucky Peerless DistillingFour Roses DistilleryEzra Brooks – Lux Row DistillersRebel Yell – Lux Row DistillersOld Scout – Smooth Ambler SpiritsRabbit Hole DistillingBarton 1792 DistilleryBuffalo Trace DistilleryEagle Rare – Buffalo Trace Distillery and W.L. Weller – Buffalo Trace Distillery

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