One of the reason so many people love bourbon is the rich history tied to America's native spirit. Its start goes back to the beginning of U.S. history as the first pioneers brought stills with them to make whiskey from excess crops at the end of the season.The story of bourbon cocktails is equally as interesting. In this book we take a look at 10 iconic bourbon cocktails and delve into the history of each. From legends, to lore to simple hearsay, we take a look at how these cocktails got their start and evolved through the years. In addition to the information shared about each of these cocktails, the classic recipe is shared for each and there is a whole section on trivia about these cocktails to entertain your friends over a few drinks (no doubt mixed up from one of the recipes shared here.The Story of Ten Classic Bourbon Cocktails will provide you the background on all of the following legendary drinks: 1. Whiskey Sour 2. Milk Punch 3. Hot Toddy 4. Old Fashioned 5. Brown Derby 6. Manhattan 7. Sazerac 8. Boulevardier 9. Mint Julep10. Eggnog
Jackie Zykan, Master Taster for Old Forester Bourbon, kicks off the book with the foreword that sets the stage for the education in the book.