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Kick-off The Weekend With National Bourbon Day

Nicole Barylski

Knob Creek® Rye Creek Cup. (Courtesy Photo)

Friday, June 14 is National Bourbon Day, so raise a glass to the spirit while celebrating the start of the weekend.

Basil Hayden's® Endless Summer :(Created by Amy Probasco of Chicago, IL)

 • 1 1/12 parts Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye™
 • 1/2 part Pineapple Syrup
 • 1/2 part Lime Juice
 • Ginger Beer
 • Pineapple wedge (for garnish)
 • Candied ginger (for garnish)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a collins glass with ice. Stir to combine. Top with Ginger Beer. Garnish with pineapple wedge and skewered candied ginger.

Knob Creek® Rye Creek Cup: (Created by John McCarthy)

 • 2 parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
 • 1/2 parts freshly squeezed lemon juice
 • 1/2 parts simple syrup (equal parts white sugar and water)
 • 1 cucumber slice cut in half
 • 2 strawberries
 • 2 basil leaves
 • 2 ounces of ginger ale
 • 1 lemon wheel (for garnish)

Directions: In a cocktail shaker, muddle a half cucumber slice, one strawberry and a basil leaf. Add the Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup to the cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously. Double-strain using a fine mesh strainer into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger ale and lightly stir. Garnish with remaining half slice of cucumber, a lemon wheel, half a strawberry and a basil leaf.

Roughneck Colada:

 • 1 oz Duke Bourbon
 • ½ oz Atlantico Reserva
 • ½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
 • ½ oz Coconut Cream
 • ½ oz Orange Juice
 • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
 • 8-10 Leaves of Fresh Mint
 • ½ oz Float of Fernet Branca
 • Garnish: Fresh Pineapple, Amarena Cherry, Mint Sprig

Directions: Roll mint and drop into an empty collins glass then top with crushed ice, shake 1-6 with ice and strain over the crushed ice then top with Fernet Branca.

Double Oaked Old Fashioned:

 • 2 dashes of Chocolate bitters
 • 1 1/2 oz of Woodford Reserve Double Baked
 • 1/2 oz of Demerara sugar

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange peel after zest.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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