Father’s Day is right around the corner, and if you still haven’t decided what to get Dad yet, don’t fret – bourbon always makes a great gift!
Basil Hayden’s is the perfect gift for Father’s Day, as its versatility allows it to be enjoyed in many ways, depending on how Dad likes to enjoy his bourbon – whether it’s neat, on the rocks or as the base to a classic cocktail. Its one-of-a-kind recipe uses twice as much rye as traditional bourbons to create its trademark spicy finish, resulting in a uniquely smooth, super premium whiskey.
Basil Hayden’s® Dad’s Bourbon Mary
Created by Alexander J. Hamilton (Austin, TX)
2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
¼ part Jalapeño Juice
½ part Homemade Bloody Mary Mix* (or pre-bottled Bloody Mary Mix of your choice)
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
2 dashes Celery Bitters
2 dashes Tabasco® Pepper Sauce
Cracked Black Pepper
Black Sea Salt (for rim of glass)
Bacon (for garnish)
Basil Leaf (for garnish)
Lemon Wedge (for garnish)
1. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, jalapeño juice, homemade Bloody Mary mix, lemon juice, celery bitters, Tabasco®, cracked black pepper and ice to a cocktail shaker.
2. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with black sea salt.
3. Garnish with a slice of cooked bacon, clapped basil leaf and lemon wedge.
*Homemade Bloody Mary Mix:
¼ part Tomato Juice
¼ part Beef Stock
½ tsp. Horseradish
Add tomato juice, beef stock and horseradish into a mixing glass and stir well.