What better way to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month than with a refreshing Bourbon cocktail?  Throughout the month, we’ll be posting various bourbon cocktail recipes.  If anyone has the patriotic zeal (Bourbon Heritage Month is authorized by Act of Congress!) to try these bourbon cocktail recipes or any others this month, send us a photo and we’ll post them to the site! BHM Today’s recipe comes courtesy of Jim Beam and DBC.  It was created by  James Beard award-winning celebrity chef Michael Symon.  Symon has appeared on Iron Chef America, among other cooking shows, written or contributed to multiple periodicals and cookbooks, and owns multiple high end restaurants in the Greater Cleveland Area.


Recipe by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon


  • 1 ½ Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
  • ¾ Part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¾ Part JDK & Sons™  Fleur Handcrafted Elderflower Liqueur Ginger Beer
  • Angostura® Bitters


  1. Add Knob Creek® Rye, fresh lemon juice and elderflower liqueur into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake ingredients and strain into Collins glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer and garnish with an Angostura® Bitters Floater.


Enjoy!  And send those photos to bill@modernthirst.com!

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Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for ModernThirst.com. He is a native of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country. He attended the University of Kentucky in the mid to late 1990s. Since college, he has dabbled in beer, bourbon, wine tasting, beer making, and currently works in finance. He has also been published on Liquor.com. He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @BillStraub and email him at Bill@ModernThirst.com.

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