Basil Hayden Cocktails – Rimann Liquors

Basil Hayden Cocktails

October 30, 2018

Basil Hayden Autumn Sour

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
  • 1 part fresh lemon
  • ¾ part honey
  • 2 dashes Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 sprig of Charred Rosemary (for garnish)*

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass.  Serve neat or on the rocks.  Garnish with a sprig of Charred Rosemary.

*To char the rosemary sprig, place it over an open flame (either on a grill or stovetop) and rotate for 5-10 seconds until the herb begins to smoke and brown slightly.

Basil Hayden’s Spellbound Smash

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
  • ¾ part Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Half of a lemon
  • 5 fresh Blackberries
  • 3 Sage leaves (2 for garnish)
  • 1 sprig of Thyme (for garnish)

Place half of a lemon and the blackberries into a cocktail shaker and lightly press with the back of a bar spoon.  Add remaining ingredients, including one sage leaf, to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake vigorously.  Strain into a rocks glass over ice.  Garnish with the remaining two sage leaves and a sprig of thyme.

Basil Hayden’s Spiced Apple Harvest

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
  • ¾ parts Cinnamon Syrup *
  • 3 Cloves
  • ¾ parts Lime Juice
  • 3 Apple Slices
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Fan of Apple Slices (for garnish)

Combine cinnamon syrup and cloves in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.  In a separate shaker, muddle apple slices.  Strain cinnamon syrup and clove mixture into a shaker with muddle apples, and add the Basil Hayden’s Bourbon and lime juice.  Shake for 10 seconds and strain into a lowball glass filled with ice.  Garnish with a fan of apple slices.

*Cinnamon Syrup can be purchased or homemade by combining a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves, adding 6 full cinnamon sticks and letting the mixture sit overnight.  Remove cinnamon sticks before using in cocktails.


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