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Autumn is officially here which means those delicious maple, cherry and coffee flavors that we’ve been craving all summer long are also finally available! For those who love and crave all things fall, we have two delicious cocktail recipes from Knob Creek Bourbon. I’ve tried both types of Knob Creek and shared them with friends as well…we can all agree that Knob Creek is at the top of our list whether we are mixing drinks or opting for a straight shot! Knob Creek gets a big thumbs up!

Knob Creek® Orchard is a delicious autumn cocktail that combines the seasonal flavors of maple syrup and fruity lemon with the big, full flavors of Knob Creek Bourbon. Knob Creek® Maine Event is a sweet and spicy libation that perfectly balances the spice of Knob Creek Rye with sweet cherries and robust coffee. Both are cocktails that you’ll want to enjoy and share with friends at your next gathering or holiday celebration.

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Knob Creek® Orchard

By Kyle Davidson (Chicago, IL)

INGREDIENTS:

2 parts Knob Creek® Bourbon

1/2 part simple syrup

1/4 part maple syrup

3/4 part lemon juice

1 dash Angostura® Bitters

METHOD: 1. Put all ingredients in a shaker tin, adding Knob Creek® Bourbon last. 2. Fill half the shaker with the largest ice cubes available. 3. Shake well and strain the moment it gets cold to avoid over dilution. 4. Strain into a chilled rocks glass with ice.

Knob Creek® Maine Event

By Kyle Davidson (Chicago, IL)

INGREDIENTS:

2 parts Knob Creek® Rye

1 part sweet vermouth

1 whole fresh cherry

Rinse of coffee liqueur

1 dash Angostura® Bitters

METHOD: 1. Muddle 1 cherry in a mixing glass. 2. Add Knob Creek® Rye, sweet vermouth and Angostura® bitters to the glass, and let it sit about a minute. 3. Fill the glass with the largest ice cubes available and stir until cold. 4. Put a dash of coffee liqueur around the inside of a chilled, stemmed glass. 5. Pour the cold drink into a rocks glass, using a strainer to catch any cherry bits.