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How To Celebrate National Bourbon Day

How To Celebrate National Bourbon Day | Bourbon Cocktail Recipes | Best Bourbon Drinks In DC

June 14th, National Bourbon Day, is a big deal around here.  While we generally consider ourselves to be seasonal sippers (rosé and white wine in summer, red wine in winter, etc.), bourbon is one of those spirits that we’ll enthusiastically enjoy all year round.  As relative experts on the topic, we’re offering up some of our favorite classic and not so classic cocktail recipes, as well as and intro to some of our favorite bourbon cocktails in DC.  Enjoy!

Black Manhattan

National Bourbon Day | Black Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

The Manhancho

National Bourbon Day | The Manhancho Cocktail Recipe

Earl Grey Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail

National Bourbon Day | Earl Grey Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

Brown Derby: Grapefruit, Bourbon & Honey Cocktail

National Bourbon Day | Brown Derby: Grapefruit, Bourbon and Honey Cocktail Recipe

Blackberry Bourbon Smash

National Bourbon Day | Blackberry Bourbon Smash Cocktail Recipe

Sweet Georgia Peach Smash

National Bourbon Day | Sweet Georgia Peach Smash Cocktail Recipe

Boulevardier Cocktail

National Bourbon Day | Boulevardier Cocktail Recipe

Classic Old Fashioned

National Bourbon Day | Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Mint Julep

National Bourbon Day | Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Our Favorite Bourbon Cocktails In DC

“Old Moda” at Oz Restaurant & Bar

National Bourbon Day | Old Moda Bourbon Cocktail At Oz Restaurant & Bar, Arlington, VA


Old Moda: Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Brown Sugar Cordial, Mole Bitters, Lemon Peel

“Mint Julep” at The Round Robin Bar

National Bourbon Day | Classic Mint Julep Cocktail At The Willard InterContinental's Round Robin Bar

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Classic Mint Julep: Makers Mark Bourbon, Sugar, Water or Soda Water, Fresh Mint, Crushed Ice

“Smoke Stack” at Bourbon

National Bourbon Day | Smoke Stack Cocktail At Bourbon in Washington, DC

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Smoke Stack: Bourbon, Cherrywood Smoke, Walnut & Orange Bitters, Simple Syrup

About The Author


As a renter herself with a keen interest in Psychology, Madeline understands the emotional journey of apartment hunting and the joys of apartment living. This combined with her experience in the multifamily industry has given her some unique insights into the mind of both the renter and the property manager and has helped shape the content she creates and shares here everyday. In her spare time, Madeline can be found re-arranging her apartment, cuddling with her kitties, singing and dancing in the kitchen or whipping up a plant-based meal.

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