This Wine and Bourbon Cocktail is a unique drink you’re going to love. Marrying the flavors of summer with fall is a delightful way to wind down on a late summer evening!
I’ve been drinking white wine on the regular this year, and I was looking for a way to give it a punch and make it a little bit more refreshing than your standard glass of wine. I hit the jackpot when I decided to try elderflower cordial, a sweetening agent made from refined sugar and elderberry flowers. Just a little bit goes a long way to sweeten any wine not sweet enough, and adds a touch of fresh greenness to your drink.
A Refreshing Wine and Bourbon Cocktail You Need to Try!
Four Roses Bourbon caught my attention when having a Lust & Liquor Cocktail at Bronte in London earlier this month. As far as seasonal drinks go, I would assign that one the fall fare label, but I’m currently staying in Tallinn, where it’s certainly cool enough. While I was in the process of recreating that honey-sweet southern bit of deliciousness, I decided to mix up my white wine with Bourbon, too, and thankfully it went wonderfully.
The real trick to this cocktail is to pick a wine you like and let it rest a while. You can add ice at the end or leave it without if you’re using chilled wine or prefer your cocktails as they are. The flavors will mix and take on the basil leaves (not pictured) and leave you with a taste I’d compare to sunshine on a garden, if I were the sort of person to make ridiculous similes and let’s be real, I am.
- 3 parts chilled white wine (I used a Bordeaux)
- 2 parts Bourbon
- A dash of elderflower cordial
- Ice, optional
- Basil leaves for garnish
- Pour three parts white wine and two parts bourbon into a glass. Top with a dash of elderflower. Give it a nice stir.
- Add basil leaves for an extra kick of freshness.
Home Chef Tip: Prefer your cocktails fizzy? Switch to a sparkling wine like Prosecco. Prefer mint to basil? Swap and now you’ve practically got a Hugo, which I learned of while researching ways I could make wine + elderflower a little less boring. And of course, if you want a non-alcoholic take on this drink, a standard apple juice in place of the wine will be just as refreshing.
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