Classy Bourbon Whiskey Cocktails for Awards Season
Classy Bourbon Whiskey Cocktails for Awards Season

Whether you’re looking forward to the BAFTAs, Oscars, Grammys, or any of the other highly anticipated awards shows, having a great cocktail on hand is a must. But don’t just settle for your usual nightcap. Mix together something extra-special for the occasion with one of these David Nicholson Bourbon cocktails.

You Can’t Go Wrong With a Simple Sidecar

The sidecar is a classic cocktail created in London during World War I. It’s just the cocktail to make if you don’t exactly consider yourself a talented mixologist behind the bar (because it’s incredibly easy).

You’ll need:

  • 2 oz. David Nicholson 1843 or David Nicholson Reserve
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. triple sec

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar. Garnish with a lemon twist.

A Southern Twist on a Whiskey Sour

It’s a sweeter take on your traditional whiskey sour, inspired by the record and album-of-the-year nominees Sour by Olivia Rodrigo and Peaches by Justin Bieber. Not sure who those people are? It’s okay. It’s still a delicious drink that only requires a few extra steps, from the traditional whiskey sour.

First, make your peach simple syrup. You’ll need:

  • 2 peeled, pitted, and sliced peaches
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Bring these ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan, then simmer for 10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool, then muddle the peaches slightly before straining into a jar or glass container.

Then, to make the cocktail:

  • 2 oz. David Nicholson 1843 or David Nicholson Reserve
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. of your peach simple syrup
  • One egg white (optional)

Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake. Strain into a coupe or rocks glass. Optional: add egg white to the shaker with the other ingredients for a frothy finish.

Taste Old Hollywood With a Brown Derby

At first glance, you might not expect something called the Brown Derby to have much to do at all with Hollywood. It sounds like something invented in Kentucky for Derby Day. However, this cocktail is actually a Hollywood classic developed in Los Angeles in the 1930s. It’s only three ingredients and incredibly easy to make.

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 oz. David Nicholson 1843 or David Nicholson Reserve
  • 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. honey syrup

Add all of the above to your cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well-chilled and then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist, if desired.

Even if awards shows aren’t really your thing, it’s hard to go wrong with trying one or all of these classy David Nicholson cocktails.

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