Whisky Sour Recipe

Easy bourbon cocktail recipes

Put a bottle of bourbon to good use with our favourite easy bourbon cocktail recipes. Try a classic Manhattan, refreshing julep or fruity Kentucky royale

Want to use up a bottle of bourbon or get some inspiration for delicious whisky cocktails? From smooth and tart whisky sours, to sophisticated Manhattans, we have something to suit every cocktail aficionado’s palate.


Try our ideas below, then recreate even more of your favourite cocktails at home with our easy cocktail recipes. For more marvellous malty flavours, get stuck into our best whisky cocktails.

Easy bourbon cocktails

Whisky sour

In a whisky sour, the lemon juice is (almost) as vital as the bourbon. A generous, foamy top is what you’re aiming for with this cocktail recipe. The warming bourbon paired with the sharp citrus, a hint of sweetness and silky smooth egg white makes this a perfectly balanced serve.

Bourbon campfire cocktail

Curl up at home an recreate Bonfire Night with this sweet and smokey bourbon cocktail from the brilliant team at London whisky bar Black Rock.

Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

Kentucky royale

This is the best bourbon cocktail. This classic recipe combines bourbon with Chambord, the delicious raspberry liqueur. Ginger beer ties it all together, and a raspberry garnish finishes it off nicely. It’s one for sipping in the sunshine.

Manhattan cocktail

Live like a trendy New Yorker with our classic Manhattan recipe. It’s best served in a coupe glass with an luminous cocktail cherry to garnish. Smooth bourbon paired with sweet vermouth and herbal bitters… this drink has it all.

Peach and mint julep

A mint julep is the perfect thing to sip as summer starts to heat up. Make a batch of minted bourbon and keep in the fridge for instant cocktails. You can jazz this recipe up with fresh peaches.