In 2007, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution officially declaring September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month,” celebrating the uniquely American history of the spirit. Since then, Bourbon enthusiasts have come together to appreciate the craftsmanship, history, contributions, and achievements made within the Bourbon industry.

Mixing up a cocktail at home is an excellent way to toast National Bourbon Heritage Month. As always DISCUS urges adult consumers to celebrate responsibly. Below are some modern takes on classic Bourbon cocktail recipes from bartenders and mixologists hailing from coast to coast.

This cocktail, Violet is Less Than Impressed, is a creation courtesy of James Stevenson and Natalie Migliarini from their newly released Beautiful Booze: Stylish Cocktails to Make at Home


1.5 oz Bourbon

1 oz Lemon Juice

1 oz Blueberry Syrup

1 Egg White


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard for approximately 30 seconds to chill and combine ingredients. Strain out ice and shake again for approximately 30 seconds to further emulsify ingredients. Double strain into a red wine glass. Garnish with a lemon slice and edible flower.

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