Cocktails From Yardbird

It’s not just milkshakes that bring all the boys to the Yard. Booze will do the trick too!

The Miami restaurant and James Beard semi-finalist restaurant Yardbird puts a little south in your mouth with delicious dishes like chicken and biscuits, pulled pork sandwiches, and mac and cheese, but they also bring it on home with dynamite whiskey cocktails. Check out these cocktails made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon and stop in at Yardbird the next time your in M.I.A.!

Smoked Pear Cocktail


1 ¼ oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon


¾ oz smoked pear purée


¾ lemon juice


½ simple syrup


Shake and strain into an ice filled Collins glass garnished with a rim of smoked almonds.



Porkchop Cocktail


1 ¼ oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon


1 oz apple cider


½ oz yuzu juice


½ oz simple syrup


1/3 bar spoon Dijon mustard


1 sprig of thyme


Combine and shake all ingredients before straining into an ice filled Collins glass. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.

Blackberry Bourbon


1 ½ oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon


½ oz lemon


½ organic blackberry purée


½ oz simple syrup


Dash aromatic bitters


1 Cardamom pod


A splash of sparkling wine


Mix all ingredients except the sparkling wine over ice and shake.  Pour into a glass over fresh ice and top with sparkling wine.

Watermelon Sling


1 ¼ oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon


¾ oz lime juice


¾ oz simple syrup


1 oz watermelon juice


Dash of orange bitters


Cucumber foam

Kentucky Mule


1 ¼ oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon


5 oz lime juice


2 ½ oz simple syrup


Dash of orange bitters


Ginger beer

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