The Best Woodford Reserve Summer Cocktails to Pair With Your Takeout Order

Credit: Woodford Reserve

Just in time for summer and the need for ice cold drinks, OpenTable has partnered with Woodford Reserve ambassadors around the country to provide recipes for their signature bourbon cocktails and favorite dishes to go alongside.

To enjoy these cocktails at home, visit Drizly and new users can use the code WOODFORD to redeem $5 off a fresh bottle of Woodford Reserve.* Kick off your meal with a delicious cocktail then finish it off by ordering some OpenTable takeout at a restaurant near you. 

Summer salad with grilled seafood

Woodford Reserve brand ambassador: Michael Toscano, New York City

The drink: 

“A Woodford Peach”

Ingredients

2 ounces peach puree

1.5 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon 

.5 ounce lime juice

4 ounces ginger beer.

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Add ginger beer to the tin and pour into highball glass over ice. Garnish with a grilled peach slice and an optional mint sprig or basil leaf.

 

California roll 

Woodford Reserve brand ambassador: Jeff Seymour, San Francisco

The drink: 

“Livin’ Easy”

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon

.5 ounce aloe liqueur

.5 ounce strawberry-mint syrup** (see below for recipe)

.75 ounce lemon juice

2 ounces seltzer water

Instructions 

Combine the Woodford Reserve, aloe liqueur, syrup, and lemon juice in cocktail tin and shake then strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with seltzer water and garnish with a strawberry and mint bouquet.

**Strawberry-Mint Syrup**

Make a 1:1 simple syrup and combine with fresh strawberries and mint leaves (no stems) in a blender.  Blend together and strain finely before refrigerating.

Spicy jerk chicken

Woodford Reserve brand ambassador: Natalia Cardenas, Miami

The drink:

“The Summer Peach”

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon

1 ounce peach liqueur

.75 ounce fresh lemon juice

.5 ounce simple syrup

3 dashes peach bitters

Instructions

Add ingredients into a blender and blend with ice to preferred consistency (one scoop of ice is recommended). Pour into a 12-ounce glass and garnish with a fresh peach fan.

 

The classic burger

Woodford Reserve brand ambassador: Natalia Cardenas, Miami

The drink:

“Woodford Reserve Banana Colada”

Ingredients 

1.5 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon

.5 ounce cream of coconut

.5 ounce banana liqueur

.5 ounce fresh lime juice

Optional: add  2-3 aromatic espresso beans

Instructions

Add ingredients into a blender, add ice until it’s the preferred consistency (1 scoop recommended). Pour into a 12-ounce glass and garnish with a fresh mint sprig, then sprinkle coffee grounds.

Massaman curry

Woodford Reserve brand ambassador: Random Ward, Dallas

The drink:

“Woodford Rye Tai”

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Woodford Reserve rye 

.5 ounce rum

1 ounce lime juice

.5 ounce dry curacao 

.5 ounce orgeat ( or substitute simple syrup)

Instructions

Add all ingredients in a small mixing tin. Add ice, shake vigorously, and strain into a highball glass over crushed ice. Garnish with a healthy mint sprig.

 

 

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