12 Best Four Roses Cocktails & Drink Recipes

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Four Roses Cocktails

These dozen Four Roses cocktails should be in every bourbon enthusiast’s repertoire. 

Here are all the best Four Roses bourbon drinks EVER!

From the Old Fashioned to the Mule, Sour, and more.

Here are all the best Four Roses bourbon cocktails! 

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1. Four Roses Old Fashioned

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

The classic Old Fashioned lends itself to so many riffs.

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

2. Ward Eight

Here’s a classic bourbon whiskey sour riff!

Bourbon sours are a classic summer bourbon cocktail.

They’re refreshing, sweet, and lemony with a spicy finish.

This Four Roses version of the traditional sour is shaken.

3. Four Roses Holiday Harvest Cocktail

Enjoy the holidays with a Four Roses cocktail. It features cranberry, orange, lime juice, and cinnamon simple syrup.

Shake vigorously and strain over the rocks.

Garnish with cinnamon sticks and fresh cranberries.

4. Four Roses 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.

5. Rose 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.

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.

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7. Rose Mule

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

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

This Four Roses cocktail is perfect for a night in or entertaining.

8. Mississippi Haymaker

Mississippi Haymakers are basically a sweet, tart lemonade spiked with bourbon.

This variation is guaranteed to quench your thirst!

This refreshing recipe was adapted from a haymaker’s punch (a farmer’s drink).

The original combines lemon, molasses, ginger, and vinegar in a sweet-tangy bourbon cocktail.

9. Hot Toddy

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 lemon, and you’ve got a hot toddy that’s perfect for sipping on a crisp autumn evening.

Related: 11 Best Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktails

10. Four Roses Strawberry Smash

This smash cocktail features smashed strawberries 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, fruit, mint, bourbon, & sweetener.

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. Revolver

An 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.

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

Yes, you can drink Four Roses 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.

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?