What bourbon drink can I make with vermouth (sweet or dry), bitters (or orange bitters), and triple sec?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a cocktail that matches your criteria with a great rating. This cocktail includes bourbon, red vermouth (sweet or dry), bitters (Angostura or Orange), and Cointreau (triple sec). It has a balanced combination of flavors and is sure to satisfy your taste preferences.
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You asked: Bourbon drink with vermouth, bitters, and triple sec. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Manhattan Sweet

The Manhattan Sweet is a classic cocktail that originated in the late 1800s in New York City. This sophisticated drink...

Red vermouth (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5


The Boulevardier is a classic and sophisticated cocktail with a perfect balance between sweet and bitter. It's a close relative...

Campari (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Bourbon (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5


Said to have emerged around 1860-1870, and is often touted as one of the world’s oldest gin cocktails.

Orange Bitters (2 dashes), Red vermouth (45ml), Dry gin (45ml), Maraschino cherry liqueur (1 teaspoon)

4 ingredients
4.74 / 5

Benton’s Old Fashioned

Created by Don Lee from PDT bar in New York.

Angostura Bitters (Dash), Maple Syrup (7.5ml), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.66 / 5

Bourbon Sour

The Bourbon Sour is a classic American cocktail with a tangy and sweet flavor profile. This timeless drink is made...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Sugar (Half Teaspoon), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Manhattan Dry

The Manhattan Dry is a classic cocktail that originated in the late 1800s in New York City's Manhattan Club. It...

Angostura Bitters (2 dashes), White vermouth (25ml), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.45 / 5

Bourbon Crusta

A complex, sweet cocktail. The crusta is a type of drink dating back to the 1800s. Crustas originally were alternatives...

Cointreau (7.5ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml), Maraschino cherry liqueur (Teaspoon), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Lemon ()

7 ingredients
3.97 / 5

Bourbon Amaretto Sour

The Bourbon Amaretto Sour is a twist on the classic sour cocktail that combines the rich, warming notes of bourbon...

Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Amaretto (45ml), Sugar Syrup (22.5ml), Bourbon (45ml)

4 ingredients
3.89 / 5

Old Southerner

A twist on the Old Fashioned by a gentleman with a sweet tooth. ~ Vince Napolitano

Orange Bitters (Dash), Sugar Syrup (10ml), Lemon-Lime soda (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

5 ingredients
3.88 / 5

Bourbon and Lemon

Lemon always goes with bourbon, but with this drink we get a hint of vanilla.

Lemon liqueur (22.5ml), Bourbon (60ml), Vanilla liqueur (10ml)

3 ingredients
3.85 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is a classic bourbon cocktail to make with sweet vermouth?

A classic bourbon cocktail with sweet vermouth is the Manhattan Sweet. It includes bourbon, red vermouth, and a dash of Angostura bitters.

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Can you use both sweet and dry vermouth in bourbon cocktails?

Yes, you can use both sweet and dry vermouth in bourbon cocktails. Each provides a different flavor profile, allowing for creative and versatile mixology.

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What role do bitters play in bourbon cocktails?

Bitters add depth and complexity to bourbon cocktails, balancing the sweetness and enhancing the overall flavor. They are used in small quantities due to their strong flavor.

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How does triple sec enhance a bourbon cocktail?

Triple sec adds a hint of citrus sweetness to bourbon cocktails, which can help balance stronger flavors and add a refreshing note to the drink.

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What glassware is best for serving bourbon cocktails?

Bourbon cocktails are often served in rocks glasses (lowball) or old fashioned glasses. These glasses allow you to enjoy the aroma and flavors of the bourbon.

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