24 Best Bulleit Cocktails

Bulleit bourbon cocktails to try right now.

Bulleit Cocktails

These Bulliet cocktails should be in every bourbon enthusiast’s repertoire. 

Here are all the best Bulliet bourbon drinks from the Old Fashioned to the Mule, Revolver, Rickey, and more.


Here are all the best Bulleit bourbon cocktails! 

Want bourbon on a budget? Try these 10 Best Jim Beam Cocktails.

1. Bulleit Old Fashioned

First in the list of best Bulleit bourbon cocktails: the Old Fashioned!

The classic Old Fashioned lends itself to so many riffs.

This retro cocktail is made with bourbon whiskey, sugar, Angostura bitters, and an orange peel (or cherry) for garnish, it’s a recipe made for Bulleit bourbon lovers!

2. Bulleit Manhattan

Only three ingredients are needed for this classic. Make this bourbon Manhattan cocktail recipe at home with bourbon, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters.

The Manhattan is an essential cocktail in a mixologist’s arsenal. Our high-rye bourbon asserts itself against the sweet vermouth for a satisfying sip.

It’s never the wrong time for this booze-forward classic cocktail.

3. Bulleit Whiskey Sour

Here’s another classic bourbon cocktail: the Whiskey Sour!

The Whiskey Sour is balanced and sweet tart, with the spicy whiskey against the acidity of lemon and the sweetness of simple syrup.

Traditionally, whiskey sours used egg white to create a foamy texture.

It’s an easy cocktail to make, ready to spice up your next gathering.

4. Mint Julep

The mint julep is one of the oldest whiskey bourbon cocktails.

It originated in the South circa the eighteenth century.

In 1938 the julep became the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.

It’s a great summer whiskey cocktail you can drink anytime.

5. Bourbon Swizzle

The Bourbon Swizzle mixes sweet and bitter tones, and Bulleit bourbon provides a bold base.


  • 1 oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/4 oz ginger syrup
  • 3 mint sprigs
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters


  1. Dry shake, pour into a highball glass, top with ice and swizzle
  2. Garnish with dashes of aromatics and Peychaud’s bitters and a mint sprig.

6. Paper Plane

The Paper Plane cocktail features bourbon, Aperol and amaro.

It’s bitter, tangy, and sweet, hitting a magical mix between bourbon and amaro.

7. Kentucky Sunset

This strong bourbon cocktail is made with bitters and topped with tasty ginger beer! 

If you love Kentucky bourbon sips, be sure and check out 10 Best Jim Beam Cocktails

8. Bulleit Kentucky Mule

It’s fizzy, tangy, festive, and goes down easy.

What’s a more iconic summer bourbon cocktail than a mule?

With only 3 ingredients and 3 minutes required, This 3-ingredient Bulleit cocktail is perfect for a night in or entertaining, with only 3 minutes needed to mix.

Bourbon + lime juice + ginger beer

Related: Summer Bourbon Cocktails: Top 15 Sips

10. Bourbon Soda

Here’s an easy 2-ingredient cocktail that’s refreshing, and goes down easy.

11. Bourbon Sidecar

The Sidecar is a classic sour cocktail.

The Bourbon Sidecar is citrus forward, bright and classy.

It’s a variation on the classic sour cocktail that swaps brandy for bourbon.

Switch to bourbon, and you’ve got a spicy sweet finish. 

12. Bulleit Rye Smash

This smash cocktail features smashed fruit and ice!

It’s tangy, it’s sweet, and it’s got back-end bourbon flavor.

It’s a summer bourbon whiskey cocktail made with crushed ice, lemon, mint, bourbon, & sweetener.

13. Mississippi Mudslide

Mississippi Mudslides are basically a sweet, creamy milkshake spiked with bourbon.

This tasty variation of a mudslide features Kahlua and Maple Bourbon Cream Liqueur.

14. Bulleit Kentucky Calling


  • 3/4 oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1/4 oz solera sherry
  • 1/4 oz medium style amaro
  • 2 dashes mole bitters


  1. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass
  2. Garnish with an orange twist

15. Boulevardier

The Boulevardier was invented in the 1920’s.

It’s a variation on the Negroni that uses sweet bourbon whiskey.

The Boulevardier was first introduced during Prohibition and calls for an orange wedge.

16. Apple Pie Old Fashioned

This cocktail has a fall twist.

It’s made with bourbon, spiced apple syrup, and apple cider, ginger, and clove bitters.

Related: 20 Best Apple Pie Cocktails

17. Hot Toddy with Bourbon and Apple Cider

Stir up a hot toddy with a little bit of a Southern twist, try this recipe that combines bourbon with apple cider.

Simply mix together hot apple cider, bourbon, honey, and a splash of lemon juice.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of apple, and you’ve got a hot toddy that’s perfect for sipping on a crisp autumn evening.

Related: 11 Best Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktails

18. Bulleit Lemonade

Bourbon lemonade is a classic summer bourbon cocktail.

It’s refreshing, sweet, and lemony with a spicy finish.

19. Bulleit Boilermaker

A genius riff on the classic beer and whiskey drink using Bulleit Bourbon.

To enjoy a Boilermaker cocktail: Either slam a shot of bourbon then a beer. Or dunk a shot of bourbon into your beer, then chug.

20. Bourbon Rickey

The Rickey was named after Joe Rickey, a Washington lobbyist.

He liked zero-sugar drinks, and combined bourbon and carbonated water.

21. Bulleit Highball

This tall highball cocktail is a light and refreshing way to enjoy Bulleit bourbon.

Every bartender should know this recipe, and it is simply, bourbon and ginger ale

22. 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.

23. Kentucky 75

Kentucky 75 is a great bourbon-lover cocktail for people who enjoy Champagne cocktail.

The recipe combines bourbon, Champagne, sugar, and lemon juice.

Add dashes of angostura bitters for a Manhattan vibe. 

24. 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.

Related: 23 Best Knob Creek Cocktails

Bulleit Bourbon Flavor Profile

The high rye content of Bulleit Bourbon gives it a unique flavor profile that sets it apart from other bourbons on the market.


Bulleit Bourbon is a popular choice among whiskey enthusiasts for its bold and spicy flavor profile.

The spiciness is balanced by hints of orange and pepper in its flavor spiral.

It has a moderate mix of honey, oak, licorice, baked apple, and pineapple creating a complex taste.

When sipping Bulleit Bourbon, the first thing you’ll notice is its smoothness, which is followed by a spicy kick that gradually builds in intensity.

The mid-palate is smooth, with tones of oak, maple, and nutmeg.


The finish of Bulleit Bourbon is long, dry, and satiny, with a light toffee flavor that lingers on the palate.

The spicy notes of the whiskey continue to develop as the finish progresses, while hints of sweetness and smokiness fade away.

Aging Process

Bulleit Bourbon is aged for at least six years in charred American oak barrels, which adds a distinctive smokiness to the whiskey.

This aging process also contributes to the overall complexity of the flavor profile.

Bulleit is amber in color. 


The aroma of Bulleit Bourbon is rich and inviting, with distinct notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak.

The sweet aroma is balanced by hints of spice and smokiness, which create a complex and intriguing scent.

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Bulleit Bourbon FAQs

What does Bulleit Bourbon taste like?

Due to its high rye content, Bulleit bourbon has a bold, spicy character with clean and smooth finish.

Is Bulleit a sipping whiskey?

Bulleit offers a rich, incredibly smooth sipping experience.

Can you drink Bulleit bourbon ‘neat’, ‘straight up’, and ‘on the rocks’?

Yes, you can drink Bulleit bourbon neat, straight up, and on the rocks. Neat bourbon is poured into a glass without any mixers or ice. Straight up bourbon is poured into a glass and chilled, usually by stirring or shaking with ice, and then strained into a glass without the ice. Bourbon on the rocks is poured over ice cubes in a glass.

What is good to mix with bulleit bourbon?

Bulleit bourbon mixes well with simple syrup, bitters, lemon or lime juice, ginger beer, soda water, and vermouth. Additionally, you can mix it with other spirits like amaretto or triple sec to create a unique cocktail.

There are a few things that mix well with Bulleit bourbon. One is ginger ale, which can give the drink a bit of a spicy kick. Another is cola, which can add a bit of sweetness to the drink. And finally, lemonade can also be a good mixer, as it can help to cut the alcohol content of the drink.

Is Bulleit good for beginners?

Bulleit bourbon is a solid, almost perfect bourbon for an entry level offering. It is not too strong, not too offensive, not too sweet or spicy. There is very little burn, which can put some ‘newbies’ to whiskey completely off before they’ve even finished their first glass.

Why is it called Bulleit?

Inspired by his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, who made a high-rye whiskey between 1830-1860, Tom left a successful law practice and risked everything to experience life on the frontier. Today, we’re not the only ones who are glad he did.

Is Bulleit a high end bourbon?

Bulleit bourbon can be considered top-shelf, but it is usually in the medium-shelf range. This bourbon brand is good, but other brands or spirits outshine Bulleit in factors like price, flavor, and availability.

How is Bulleit bourbon pronounced?

Boulleit is pronounced like the word ‘bullet’. Another common pronunciation is ‘bull-ay’.

Written by Gina Elizabeth

Gina Elizabeth is an investment analyst and blogger. She sometimes eats pretty good, other times not. Hey, you gotta live, you know?