Reengineered Bourbon and Coke Recipe


Bourbon and coke is as southern as grits, maybe more, it’s who you ask. When i was younger i drank a lot of bourbon and coke. Bourbon and coke is very popular with young drinkers because the strength and acquired taste of the whiskey is drowned in the ten ounces of cola. This cocktail gives you the alcoholic kick without a lot of the whiskey flavor. A lot of adults and sophisticated drinkers enjoy it too, however, because it slows down your consumption of alcohol and rehydrates you as well.

For many people, fall means one thing: football. This also means it’s time to start planning for the best part of football season, which is of course tailgating. So to kick off the season for your tailgating party, here’s a spin on your bourbon and coke.

This cocktail is incredibly easy to make in advance and bring to the tailgate. This cocktail is perfect for Saturdays or Sundays in the fall. Bourbon and coke is a cocktail made with bourbon and coke. The drink is usually served with ice in an old-fashioned glass or a Colins glass. What is your favorite cocktail? Just let me know and i will write about it later.


For the Syrup:

1/4 cup Cola-Cola

1/4 cup sugar

For the Cocktail:

2 oz. Jack or your favorite bourbon

1/4 oz. Coca-Cola syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

lemon twist, to garnish


  1. To make the syrup, bring the Coke to a simmer in a very small saucepan.
  2. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool, then refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. To make the cocktail, combine bourbon, syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Shake vigorously, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist and serve.


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