Prohibition may be in the past, but Americans' appreciation of classic liquors continues strongly today. January 17th marks National Bootlegger's Day, and we thought, what better way to celebrate than by having a great cocktail? To stick with the old fashioned theme, these eight drinks feature either whiskey or rum, two essential players in America's boozy history.
Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking always has the best cocktails, and this whiskey-based drink is no exception! This reciped puts a tart spin on your beverage with blackberry bitters.
2. The Rye Mule
If you're a fan of the classic moscow mule, this is the bootleg beverage for you. This simple cocktails substitutes rye for vodka, and it's as delcious as its iconic counterpart.
Although this recipe classically calls for Cognac, The Tipsy Texan's version subs whiskey. Plus, this recipe includes absinthe, one of the most regulated (and bootlegged) alcohols in modern history.
Named for the native Texas flower, this sweet, semi-herbal drink is a hit with whiskey lovers.
Rye and cognac come together in this cocktail to make one delightful drink. Bonus for bitters lovers - this cocktail calls for a couple kinds!
With this cocktail, a drink a day may keep the doctor away. Fresh, diced apple is muddled with two cherries for the recipe, creating a fruity, irresistible beverage.
A variation on the classic Suffering Bastard cocktail, this drink features Waco's native whiskey from Balcones Distillery. Go local!
The go-to drink of this Dripping Springs rye company is perfect for fans of citrus. Check out our story on the folks behind Kooper Family Rye here!