People love to complain about the stupid decisions politicians make sometimes, but we have to salute them for quite possibly the smartest thing they’ve ever done: declaring September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month.” Back in 2007, Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning’s bill passed by unanimous consent and it is meant to be a reinforcement of the 1964 Act of Congress that declared bourbon as “America’s Native Spirit.” Bourbon has a rich heritage and legacy in America and we’re glad the U.S. Senate realized we need an entire month to celebrate it.
So, how should you celebrate? You can always drink the bourbon straight, but if you’d rather mix up a cocktail, try one of these options:
Cherry Ginger Bourbon Cocktail
This is so easy, and it’s delicious. We are big fans of Jim Beam’s Red Stag, so we were psyched to see it being used in this cherry ginger bourbon cocktail.
- Grab a short glass and add some ice
- Pour one shot of Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon over the ice
- Fill the rest of the glass with ginger beer
- Add a slice of fresh lime and two maraschino cherries
Cheers to bourbon, “America’s native spirit” and what we’ll be drinking through September.