Did you know that all bourbons are whiskey but not all whiskeys are bourbon? And that both "whisky" and "whiskey" are the same thing, just different regional spellings. What qualifies a whiskey as a bourbon is that it must be made in the U.S., aged for at least two years and made from at least 51 percent Indian corn. Bourbon can be made anywhere in the U.S., but only the state of Kentucky can produce bourbon and actually label it as that. Now that you're up to speed, check out these creative recipes on how to use bourbon (or whiskey) in your fall cocktails.
This blueberry-citrus bourbon sangria is a blend of great summer sips like sangria, and the warm, bourbon flavor plus the addition of fresh blueberries brighten it up.
By blending coffee and bourbon flavor notes, the Bourbon Lift is born.
Use up the last of the seasonal peaches if they are around in this peach-mint bourbon sweet tea.
Ever try smoking booze? By smoking we mean adding smoke flavor to the liquid, making for interesting drinks like this backyard boulevardier and smoked bourbon.
With some muddled cherries, this maple Old Fashioned makes any day a Friday.
The recipe for the Chinook includes a two-week steeping of the allspice dram, so make sure you start making this today.
Whether or not it's Kentucky Derby time, these blueberry-honey mint juleps will make a weeknight dinner extra special.
There's nothing like hot chocolate on a chilly autumn day, and this bourbon-spiked hot chocolate is the perfect adult beverage.
A simple drink, this bourbon and ginger ale is a cocktail in which you don't need many ingredients, but the ones you need have to be of great quality.
The perfect fall fruit drink, this plum-blackberry cobbler makes a homemade plum-ginger syrup the start of this cocktail.
Use up the upcoming seasonal citrus fruits in this blood orange Old Fashioned.
We're loving the fall flavors in this sweet cider-ginger cocktail. Once the apple cider starts popping up in the markets, it's time to make this cocktail.
Grabbing the last of the summer peaches and creating this Smoking Peach cocktail might just be the best way to say goodbye to summer.
Milk punches like this bourbon-milk punch are perfect chilly-weather drinks and can be made with your milk of preference.
Think bourbon is just a man's drink? It definitely isn't, but if you need to lighten it up, then make this sparkling mint julep.
These spiced cocktail cherries are the perfect addition to your fall cocktails.
This bourbon and grapefruit shrub might just be one of the trendiest drinks you'll ever make, since shrubs have become so popular.
Jam cocktails are the next big trend in cocktail-making, and this peach jam-bourbon cobbler cocktail will make you fall in love with them.
Make your own herbaceous syrup, and this lemon verbena whiskey sour will taste ever better.
Sweet roasted peaches and figs are a match made in heaven with the sweet honey Kentucky bourbon. You won't care what season it is while you're sipping on this cocktail.
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