Bourbon is a great and versatile spirit ready to sip straight form the bottle or as the base of a great cocktail. The Louisville Cooler is an often-overlooked drink in Bourbon's bag of tricks and that's a shame. This tasty cocktail is both refreshing and satisfying to a serious Whiskey craving. Don't be disarmed by the addition of orange juice. Think of it as an Old Fashioned gone overboard muddling an entire orange as opposed to just one slice.
1 1/2 oz. Quality Bourbon
1 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 oz. Limejuice
1 tsp Agave Syrup
The ultra refreshing Louisville Cooler needs no occasion or season. It's easy to produce so consider this for your next gathering.
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker one-third filled with ice. Shake well and strain into an Old Fashioned glass half filled with ice. No garnish is needed but if you feel the need add half an orange wheel to the glass.
The traditional Louisville Cooler is made with powdered sugar as opposed to agave syrup so you can play with your sugars. You may also wish to swap the Bourbon with Rye if you like a bit more punch.