5 Barrel Aged Cocktail Recipes

One of the gifts I’m giving to a family member this Christmas is a 2L charred American Oak cocktail aging barrel.

Here are 5 cocktail recipe options I scaled up to 2L to go along with the barrel. All of these cocktails age very well. You can’t go wrong with any of them!

One thing to note about these recipes: I only age the liquor in the barrel. I add sugars/sweeteners and bitters directly to the glass before mixing in the aged liquor for two reasons: 1) Sugars don’t really mix in or age well, and they have a shorter shelf life. 2) Bitters don’t scale up linearly like the liquor does.

5 thoughts on “5 Barrel Aged Cocktail Recipes

  1. Aunt Susie December 24, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Oh yes….my drink was superb!!


  2. Evan Cothran January 2, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    You should try Virgil Kaine’s ginger-infused bourbon; I’d be interested in your thoughts. It tastes like a well-made premixed Old Fashioned to me. If you’re interested, email me.


    • Chuck January 2, 2018 / 11:07 pm

      I’ll be in Charleston at the beginning of February. Let’s get a drink!


      • Evan Cothran January 3, 2018 / 5:58 pm

        Absolutely! Hit me up when you’re arriving.


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