As the weather heats up this summer, the perfect way to cool down is with a refreshing whiskey cocktail. This summer, Heaven’s Door Whiskey teamed up with popular spirits mixologist + influencers to create their own recipe using the brand’s core expressions: Tennessee Straight Bourbon, Double Barrel or Straight Rye. This is the perfect time to switch it up from a typical neat pour and try one of these delicious cocktails below.

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Iron Solstice ~ Created by Barlow Gilmore, The Weekend Mixologist

  • 2 parts Heaven’s Door Straight Rye Whiskey
  • ¾ parts Elderflower Liqueur
  • ¾ parts Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Ginger Ale
  • 2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

Add rye, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice to a shaking tin and then add ice. Shake well and strain over ice into a highball. Add ginger ale and then top with bitters. Garnish with lemon.

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A Moment With ~ Created by Jason Yu

  • 60ml Heaven’s Door Double Barrel Whiskey
  • 10ml Ginger Lapsang syrup*
  • 2-3 Dashes Aromatic bitters
  • 5 drops Saline

Combine Heaven’s Door whiskey, syrup, bitters, and saline in a mixing glass or tub, add ice, stir for 10 seconds, strain into a glass, and garnish with a lemon peel.

*Ginger Lapsang Syrup

  • 5tsp Lapsang
  • 250ml hot water
  • 250g cane sugar
  • 80g ginger (peeled & diced)

*Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring water to a slow rolling boil. Stir to combine, cover, shut off heat, and allow 45-minute infusion. (Optional: reheat & stir again about halfway through.) Strain, bottle, and let syrup rest/cool before use.

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Heaven’s Door Julep

  • 2.5 parts Heaven’s Door Tennessee Straight Bourbon
  • 1/2 parts Simple Syrup4-5 Mint Sprigs
  • Crushed Ice

Muddle mint sprigs and simple syrup into a julep cup. Add bourbon, fill with crushed ice, stir well and garnish with a mint sprig. Cheers.