Woodford Reserve in refreshing whiskey cocktails

Three recipes (not only) for the summertime


Whiskey cocktails are an integral part of bar culture. Meanwhile, many whiskey friends have discovered the varies possibilities for mixing at home, too. Brown-Forman presents three cocktail recipes for refreshing summer drinks with Woodford Reserve. Two of them use Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, one is dedicated to the brand's Rye Whiskey.

Three cocktails for summer temperatures

The Mint Julep is not only one of the absolute favourites of the cocktail scene, it is also one of the oldest whiskey cocktails. The roots of the Mint Julep go back as far as 1770 according to the cocktail historian David Wondrich, Brown-Forman informs in a press release. The aroma of fresh mint and lots of crushed ice make it a popular drink in summer.

Brown-Forman creates the Peach Reserve as a sparkling long drink with Woodford Reserve Rye. Peach is not only used here as a garnish of fresh peaches, but is also transported aromatically into the drink via a special filler.

The Apricot Vanilli is a combination of two spirits: In addition to Woodford Reserve Bourbon, apricot brandy is used in this cocktail. And as the name suggests, vanilla also plays a major role.

Woodford Reserve cocktail recipes to mix at home

Mint Julep



Step 1: Place mint in a jar and gently press to set free essential oils.

Step 2: Add bourbon and simple syrup, fill the glass halfway with crushed ice and mix all the ingredients together.

Step 3: Garnish with more ice, fresh mint and powdered sugar or gold dust if desired.


Peach Reserve



Step1: Pour crushed ice halfway into a glass, add Woodford Reserve Rye and Schweppes and stir well.

Step 2: Garnish with more ice, fresh peaches and a lemon wedge.

Apricot Vanilli



Step 1: Pour bourbon, apricot brandy and vanilla syrup into a glass, fill the glass halfway with crushed ice and stir well.

Step 2: Garnish with more ice, fresh mint and the vanilla bean.

Images and recipes: Brown-Forman