Looking for a way to spice up your martini game?
These bourbon martinis add depth and complexity, making for delicious and sophisticated drinks.
Whether you prefer your bourbon martini with a sweet twist or a more savory flavor profile, there’s a recipe here for you.
Best Bourbon Martinis
Here are the best bourbon martinis EVER!
1. Spiced Bourbon, Beer and Maple Martinis
This warm, spicy martini is perfect for sipping on a chilly night.
The combination of bourbon, dark beer, and maple syrup is truly unique.
The aroma of this martini is just as impressive as its flavor, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg wafting from the glass.
The Spiced Bourbon, Beer and Maple Martini is a great choice for anyone looking for something a little different.
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2. Bourbon Lemon Drop Martini
I have always been a fan of the classic lemon drop martini.
This twist with bourbon takes it to a whole new level!
The sweetness of the lemon and simple syrup paired with the smoky flavor of the bourbon creates a perfect balance of flavors.
The drink is served in a chilled martini glass with a sugared rim and garnished with a slice of lemon.
It looks as good as it tastes!
3. Bourbon Ball Martini
The prominent taste in this martini is definitely bourbon.
The hazelnut liqueur and creme de cacao capture the sweetness of a bourbon ball.
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4. Maple Bourbon Manhattan
If you’re looking for a classic with a bourbon twist, this one is a must-try!
The combination of bourbon, dry vermouth, bitters, and maple syrup creates a complex and delicious drink that is perfect for sipping.
It’s served in a chilled glass. The cocktail is absolutely stunning!
5. Ginger Pear Bourbon Martini
This Ginger Pear Bourbon Martini is one of my personal favorites!
This cocktail is perfect for a cozy night in or a dinner party with friends.
The combination of fresh ginger, pear juice, and bourbon creates a sweet and spicy flavor that is sure to impress.
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6. Pumpkin Pie Martini
The Pumpkin Pie Martini is the perfect cocktail for fall! I was in love at first sip.
The combination of pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and vanilla vodka makes for a warm, spicy flavor that is perfect for chilly nights.
The presentation of this cocktail is also gorgeous!
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7. Bourbon Cream Chocolate Martini
This cocktail is the perfect combination of creamy, chocolaty, and boozy.
The combination of bourbon, cream, and chocolate is genius. And the garnish adds elegance to this already luxurious cocktail.
The Bourbon Cream Chocolate Martini is perfect for a special occasion or for sipping on a cozy night in.
8. Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini
Shake things up with this festive bourbon martini. It’s perfect for the holidays!
- 2 oz. bourbon
- 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
- 4 oz. cranberry juice (not cocktail)
- 1 oz. maple syrup
- Cranberries, skewered for garnish (optional)
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then add all ingredients.
- Shake and strain into a martini glass.
9. Black Manhattan
The Black Manhattan features bourbon, Averna, and Angostura bitters.
This is one of many riffs of the Manhattan.
And it’s super easy to make at home!
10. Bourbon Sidecar
Indulge in the refined flavors of a classic Sidecar.
The sugared rim also adds a touch of sweetness and texture, complementing the flavors in the drink.
The combination of bourbon and citrus creates a balanced and slightly tart flavor profile.
11. Bourbon Black Forest
A Bourbon Black Forest is a delicious and decadent cocktail that is perfect for those who love the combination of chocolate and cherry flavors.
This martini is typically made with bourbon whiskey, cherry liqueur, and crème de cacao, which is a chocolate-flavored liqueur.
You’ll absolutely love the bold, rich flavor.
12. Fox River
The Fox River is based on two ounces of bourbon and not much else.
This should tell you everything you need to know about this drink.
It’s often poured over a martini glass, making it a “martini-based” bourbon drink.
13. The Revolver
Another alternative to the Manhattan, this ‘martini-esque’ cocktail is made with bourbon, coffee liquor, and orange bitters.
It’s the perfect cocktail for when you want something a little more sophisticated than your standard bourbon martini.
Once you try this cocktail, you’ll be hooked!
14. Bambaren Bourbon Espresso Martini
If you’re a fan of both coffee and bourbon, this drink is a match made in heaven.
The combination of bourbon, espresso, and coffee liqueur creates a rich, bold flavor.
The drink is served in a chilled martini glass with a coffee bean drizzle garnish.
- 2 oz. Bourbon
- 1 oz. Espresso
- 1/2 oz. Amaro
- 1/2 oz. Espresso Liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
- 1 pinch salt
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain in a martini glass. Garnish with a grated coffee bean.
Boulevardier is a classic that has been around since the 1920s.
It’s a simple yet delicious drink made with equal parts bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Campari.
The Boulevardier is slightly bitter from the Campari but balanced out nicely by the sweetness from both the bourbon and vermouth.