5 Bourbon Cocktails That Won’t Put Hair on Your Chest

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August 4, 2022
Andi Gleeson

Even girls and wimps and sweet little old ladies can enjoy bourbon when it is whipped up into a sweet (or savory!) cocktail that goes down easy. Check out these 5 Bourbon Cocktails that you don’t have to be a sailor or cowboy to enjoy!

5 Bourbon Cocktails

This week’s happy hour post was not supposed to be about bourbon cocktails. It was supposed to be a pomegranate cocktail recipe. You see, I happened upon white pomegranate vodka earlier in the week and decided that it would be perfect for a new drink. I remembered seeing pomegranate seeds in that same store at the beginning of my shopping trip, so I went back to grab them. When I saw that they cost around $5, I decided to just buy a pomegranate. I mean, how hard can it be to get the seeds out myself, right?

Being the procrastinator that I am, Thursday night rolled around, and I figured I’d better come up with a cocktail for the next day. First, my husband made some unfavorable comments about the vodka, wondering why I would buy such a thing. I was sure he would like it if he tried it, so then I looked up how to cut a pomegranate. By step 3, my eyes were glazing over. I realized that impenetrable fruit would be headed for the compost bin, and I started to think about Plan B.

The Cherry Lover’s Manhattan was only my second cocktail ever to share at The Weary Chef. It is GOOD y’all, but the original picture? Not so much. I have been looking for an opportunity to make and photograph it again, and this was it. I figured just bringing you new photos and an old recipe wasn’t good enough, so I also bring you four other tasty-looking bourbon cocktails. Cheers, my friends!

Cherry Lover's Manhattan #cocktail

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

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BeBetsy - Smashingly Good Living
10 years ago

My husband and I are always looking for drink recipes – these look great! (Sharon) We’re schmoozing from the party #schmoozewithbebetsy along with our co-host Dixie Chik Cooks.

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Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Sharon! Thank you so much for your visit and shares yesterday. I hardly had a chance to catch my breath the last couple days, but I’ll be replying and returning the favor as soon as I can :) I hope you have having a great weekend!

Lisa@ Cooking with Curls
10 years ago

You are too funny Andi! I just break pomegranates apart and the seeds fall out. :) I know there is an easy way, I just can’t seem to remember what it is. I guess I should give borbon a try, honestly don’t think that I have ever tried it before. Why can’t you have bourbon and milk shakes together? ;)

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Lisa! The first time I ever tried bourbon is when I was MUCH younger and we went to a trivia night at a bar. Somehow we won (I’m not good at trivia), and the prize was a round of shots of Jim Beam. I took a teeny sip and thought my throat was on fire! I didn’t think I could drink bourbon for years after that, but I think I finally tried again when I started my blog and wanted to make the Manhattans for a post. Now I’m glad I did because it’s really good in cocktails!

Since I sent my S’mores Shakes and Bourbon Cocktails in the same email to my subscribers, I felt like I should clarify that those were two different posts so I wouldn’t scare anyone off! Turns out my friend from DeLizious Communications actually did make a bourbon s’mores shake today!

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