Bourbon & Root Beer | Cocktail Party

Bourbon & Root Beer

As bona fide cocktail snobs, we always hesitate before adding cocktail “recipes” that consist merely of a spirit and a mixer – will people think we’re slacking off? Will our users tolerate an update that doesn’t include a twelve-ingredient tiki drink?

History has shown us that yes, there is value in including simple two-ingredient drinks in Cocktail Party – if only to spare our users the doubt of wondering if this spirit goes with that mixer, and in what proportion.

So we’re here to say that YES, bourbon and root beer are delicious together! The last decade or two has seen a surging interest in craft root beers; an A&W or Barq’s is fine with bourbon, but a small-batch bottling of root beer with genuine flavors and less sugar is truly incredible. It really does have to be bourbon, though, and not rye or blended whiskey; there’s just something about the unique flavor of bourbon that is so naturally suited to the vanilla, molasses, and spice notes of quality root beer.



Build in a tall ice-filled glass in the order given. Garnish with a wedge or wheel of lemon, if you’ve got it.

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