Make Your Mark

“Creativity is 80% Bourbon and 20% Ice.”

Whether it’s that distinctly sweet aroma, the rich, full flavor or that unforgettably smooth and warm finish, Maker’s Mark in whatever form, is still Maker’s Mark. The subtle differences in each variation only serve to prove that they are all part of the same tasteful family. Fact is, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

MAKER’S 46

PROOF: 94

AROMA: Hints of wood staves, caramel and sweetness

TASTE: Very intense flavors; a big crescendo of wood blending perfectly with deep, complex and rich notes of vanilla and caramel

FINISH: Smooth and subtle

Mint Julep

Ingredients:

1-1/2 parts Maker’s 46 Bourbon

Fresh mint

2 tablespoons simple syrup* muddled with mint

Splash of distilled water

Powdered sugar

Mint sprig for garnish

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup distilled water

For simple syrup, add 1 cup granulated sugar to 1-cup water in a saucepan. Heat to dissolve sugar, stirring constantly so the sugar does not burn. Set aside to cool. Mix together simple syrup muddled with mint, Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and distilled water. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour mixture over top. Sprinkle top of ice with powdered sugar. Garnish with a mint sprig.

 

MAKER’S MARK

PROOF: 90

AROMA: Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose

TASTE: Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences

FINISH: Smooth and subtle

Fashionable Manhattan

Ingredients:

1-1/2 parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon

1/2 part sweet vermouth

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Lime, lemon and orange wedges

Maraschino cherry for garnish

Place two dashes of Angostura® Bitters and wedges of lime, lemon and orange into a cocktail glass. Macerate the fruit until the bitters and fruit oils cover the entire inside of the glass. Remove fruit remnants. Pour Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and sweet vermouth into a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail or martini glass. Run a bar spoon around the inside of the glass to release the fruit oils and bitters into the drink. Garnish with a broken maraschino cherry.