Cocktails with the Cult: Bourbon Rocks

Recently I’ve discovered bourbon. I was always a vodka girl, but I feel like a lot of vodka drinks come with sugary mixers, like fruit juice or sweet liquors–chambord, Bailey’s, that sort of thing. And I find since I started on my most recent cancer drugs, when I have a sugary boozey drink, it makes me feel icky, like, burpy and queasy. Vodka alone is alright, I guess, but it feels a little odd drinking a tumbler of it. I’m not Roger Sterling, much as I adore him.

So, I’ve started drinking bourbon. I’m officially living like a 78 year old.

I drink it on the rocks, because dude, I’ve got cancer, and I’m on a zillion drugs. Adding a little water with my booze isn’t a bad idea. Plus, you get the nice buzz going from drinking more bourbon-y bourbon at the start, and finish with a less bourbon-y, more water-y drink at the end, which seems to help avoid a hangover for me.

Surprisingly, it didn’t take long for me to develop a taste for bourbon. Good bouron, mind you. I’m too old to be drinking crap. I like to buy a craft bourbon if I can. At the LBBC conference, I drank a bourbon called Hooker’s House. Because, hookers. Recently I drank some Pendleton bourbon, and that was lovely too. 

Thus, I bring you: Bourbon Rocks.

Pour some good bourbon in a tumbler. Careful, it’s strong. OK, a little more. Add ice. I like bigger cubes, they melt slower, so you can nurse your drink a little longer.

Cheers, y’all! Share your favorite bourbon in the comments!

7 thoughts on “Cocktails with the Cult: Bourbon Rocks

  1. Right there with you on most drinks being too sweet. It’s like its a contest to see what can introduce the most sugar in our lives. So at this point I’m drinking a lot of gin & tonics (even though tonic has a ton of sugar in it too). But the flavors of various gins has been fun to experiment with.

    My husband is a bourbon/rye/scotch drinker. Right now he’s drinking Bulleit and enjoying it. He had a hopped bourbon he really enjoyed, but I can’t remember the name of it for the life of me.

  2. I am what you may call, “party pooper,” because I don’t drink. Sadly I never really enjoyed alcohol. But if you want me to go wild it only takes one sip. Ok, maybe I am saying too much now. Point is I rarely drank any alcohol before cancer happened, and ever since my diagnosis I have no alcohol at all. I do miss a few sips of wine from time to time. Red wine that is. I do enjoy watching.
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  3. Haha. I like anything non-hangovery that I can enjoy a nice simple drink and not feel like I am in college working on my bachelor’s again. My husband loves his bourbon and his whiskeys. I am a white wine or craft beer kind of girl. šŸ™‚
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  4. I had a delicious old fashioned last night with friends. It’s so funny to see your post today because my friends and I were saying we needed to form a group of bourbon lovers. Here in the south it’s not just for old people!

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