Bourbon and Beyond - The Big Bourbon Bar at night

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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Bulleit Distillery 

Bourbon & Beyond - Bulleit Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Bulleit Barrel Strength "BLT" Bulleit Rye Smash
1.5 oz Bulleit Barrel Strength 1.5 oz Bulleit Rye
4 oz Tonic 1 oz Simple Syrup
Lemon Wedge 3 Lemon Wedges
3 dashes aromatic bitters
Muddled Mint

Larceny – Jim Beam Distillery 

Bourbon & Beyond - Larceny Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Larceny Buck The Lock Pick
1.5 oz Larceny Bourbon 1.5 oz Larceny Bourbon
3 oz Ginger Beer .75 oz Pomegranate Liqueur
.25 oz Lemon Juice .75 oz Lemon Juice
Lime Wedge 3 oz Iced Tea
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Lemon Wedge

Kentucky Peerless Distilling

Bourbon & Beyond - Peerless Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Peerless Manhattan Peerless Peach Tea
1.5 oz Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 1.5 oz Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
1 oz Sweet Vermouth .5 oz Peach Schnapps
2 Dashes Peychaud's bitters Sweet Tea
Splash of Cherry Juice Peach Garnish
Cherry Garnish

Four Roses Distillery 

Bourbon & Beyond - Four Roses Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Four Roses Old Fashioned Rosarita
1.5 oz Rour Roses Single Barrel 1.5 oz Yellow Label
Angsotura Bitters 3 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Sugar Dash of Bitters
Orange and Cherry Splash of Grenadine
Splash of Club Soda

Ezra Brooks – Lux Row Distillers

Bourbon & Beyond - Ezra Brooks Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Ezra Manhattan Ezra Rita
1.5 oz Ezra Brooks 1.5 oz Ezra Brooks
5 oz Sweet Red Vermouth 1.25 oz Triple Sec
Dash Bitters Splash of sour mix
Maraschino Cherry Lime Wedge
Salt Rim

Rebel Yell – Lux Row Distillers 

Bourbon & Beyond - Rebel Yell Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
In Rebel Fashion Rebel Mule
1.5 oz Rebel Yell Original Recipe 1.5 oz Rebel Yell Original Recipe
2 Dashes of bitters Ginger Beer
1 lump of sugar Fresh Lime
Orange and Cherry

Old Scout – Smooth Ambler Spirits

Bourbon & Beyond - Smooth Ambler Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Ambling Arnold Scout Port Light
1.5 oz Old Scout Bourbon 1.5 oz Old Scout Bourbon
.75 oz Simpe Syrup .5 oz Passion Fruit Schnapps
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice Splash Grenadine
Mint and Lemon Lemon Wedge

Rabbit Hole Distilling 

Bourbon & Beyond - Rabbit Hole Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Run Rabbit Run The Blinker
1.5 oz Rabbit Hole Bourbon 1.5 oz Rabbit Hole Rye
Fresh Lemon Juice Raspberry Simple Syrup
Orgeat Grapefruit Juice
Peychaud's Bitters Dash Lime Juice
Expressed Lemon Zest Expressed Grapefruit Zest

Barton 1792 Distillery

Bourbon & Beyond - Barton 1792 Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
1792 Boulevardier 1792 Kentucky Swing
1.5 oz 1792 Small Batch 1.5 oz 1792 Small Batch
1 oz Campari 4 oz Lemonade
1 oz Sweet Vermouth 1 oz Cherry Juice
Orange Twist 1 oz Club Soda

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Bourbon & Beyond - Buffalo Trace Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Buffalo Bow Tie Buffade
1.5 oz Buffalo Trace 1.5 oz Buffalo Trace
Peach Syrup Lemonade
Ginger Beer Lemon Wedge
Lime Mint

Eagle Rare – Buffalo Trace Distillery 

Bourbon & Beyond - Eagle Rare Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Eagle Derby Julep Eagle Sour
1.5 oz Eagle Rare 1.5 oz Eagle Rare
1.5 tsp Sugar 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
Muddled Mint 1 tsp Simple syrup
Crushed Ice Orange or Lemon
Maraschino Cherry

W.L. Weller – Buffalo Trace Distillery

Bourbon & Beyond - W.L. Weller Cocktails

Spiritous Refreshing
Weller Revolver Weller New Fashioned
1.5 oz W.L Weller Special Reserve 1.5 oz W.L Weller Special Reserve
.5 oz Coffee Liqueur .5 oz Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Orange Bitters .5 oz Honey
Orange Zest

Read Part 1: Bourbon & Beyond’s Big Bourbon Bar Cocktail Recipes for another 24 recipes from Angel’s Envy DistilleryBarrell Bourbon – Barrell Craft SpiritsBasil Hayden’s – Jim Beam DistilleryJim Beam DistilleryKnob Creek – Jim Beam DistilleryMaker’s Mark Distillery, Cooper’s Craft, Old Forester DistilleryWoodford Reserve DistilleryJefferson’s BourbonMichter’s Distillery and Blade and Bow.

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