Dinner Party

Golden Hour Cocktail From Basil Hayden®

October 30, 2020
4 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland. Prop Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth. Food Stylist: Kate Buckens.
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 1 minute
  • Makes 1 cocktail
Author Notes

In this cocktail, a well-balanced bourbon like Basil Hayden® shines, and is complemented by the bittersweet citrus and herbal character from the other ingredients. —Food52

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with Basil Hayden®.

Drink Smart™. Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 40% Alc./Vol. ©2020 Kentucky Springs Distilling Co., Clermont, KY —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1 part Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 3/4 part Lillet® Blanc
  • 3/4 part Aperol® Aperitif
  • Grapefruit zest, for garnish
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold.
  2. Strain liquid into a glass and serve up or with a large ice cube. Garnish with a large zest of grapefruit.

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1 Review

Krispyecca July 28, 2023
This is a delightfully well-balanced drink and not too strong. I haven't tried Basil Hayden bourbon but I enjoy this recipe with Maker's Mark 46.