We love this smooth, smoky drink and the laid-back culture that surrounds it. Whether you’re throwing a full-on bourbon tasting bash or tucking a sophisticated bourbon bar into your soirée, you can incorporate bourbon elements into any celebration. The Today Show quoted Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association in Frankfort, KY as saying “Bourbon is cool again. It’s not just a drink anymore; it’s a part of the culture.” And it’s not just for men either! There’s even a national bourbon organization for women.
Try one of these six special ways to party with bourbon:
1. A Sophisticated Bourbon Bar
Share your love for bourbon with your wedding or party guests! Invite guests to sample a selection of bourbon, scotch, and whiskey on your big day with a fully stocked bar. You can even order a custom barrel for the occasion.
2. Sweet Old Fashioned Cocktails
If sipping bourbon is not your style, try something sweeter like an Old Fashioned with cherry-infused bourbon. Consider this your new go-to party punch. Everyone needs a good party trick! You can whip up a batch of this delicious drink with a little planning and a few easy steps.
3. Custom Rocks Glasses
Whether you’re hosting a bourbon tasting, planning a surprise birthday bash, or including a bourbon bar at your wedding, impress your guests with personalized rocks glasses that also serve as favors. Bourbon lovers will appreciate this practical favor that they can sip from time and time again. Cheers!
4. Bury the Bourbon, A Southern Tradition
Spring brides, take note! Southern folklore says that any bride who “buries the bourbon” exactly one month prior to her wedding day will guarantee a sunny, rain-free wedding day. Many believe that the bottle must be completely full and it must be buried upside-down to do the trick. The groomsmen can dig it up on the wedding day for a toast to the happy couple.
5. DIY Liquor Bottle Lamps
Recycle the bottle from your favorite bourbon for a unique tiki torch that’s sure to be a conversation starter at your next backyard barbecue. These make great gifts for bourbon lovers, too!
6. Appetizing Bourbon-Infused Bites
You can incorporate bourbon into any menu, too! What’s better than bourbon in a glass? Bourbon-glazed bacon! Start off the party by serving bourbon bacon-wrapped shrimp. Don’t these look delicious?
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a spiked version of a classic dessert: salted caramel bourbon rice crispy treats. A splash of bourbon and a sprinkle of salt take your favorite childhood treat to the next level!