The bars might still be closed, but Bulleit’s Frontier Fund is helping to keep bartenders pouring. In Bulleit’s #BulleitBarSkills content series, bartenders across the country share unique cocktail recipes and core skills to make perfect whiskey cocktails at home. Join Bulleit in supporting the North American bartending and hospitality industries while also elevating your at-home cocktail-making skills, and check out the recipes from Texan bartenders.

The Smoking Gun • Created in Austin, Texas

Kate from Austin showcases her “Smoking Gun” cocktail which she tailored for the vanilla finish of Bulleit Bourbon.


1.5 oz Bulleit Bourbon

.75 oz Coffee Liqueur

.5 oz Vanilla Simply Syrup (1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

4 dashes of Angostura bitters

Stirred, poured into a rocks glass with ice, and garnish with an orange zest.

The Bark Knight • Created in Dallas, Texas

Gavin, a bartender in Dallas, designed a cocktail that combines cinnamon with Bulleit Rye’s spicy finish to create a sweet and smoky concoction he calls “The Bark Night.”


2 oz Bulleit Rye Whiskey

.25 oz Cinnamon Syrup

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

3 dashes Chocolate Bitters

Smoked glass with cinnamon stick

Stirred, served in double glass, garnish with charred cinnamon stick and expressed orange peel

The Outlaw • Created in Houston, Texas

In Houston, bartender Franklin “Frankie” puts a fun twist on prohibition-era cocktails to create recipes like the one in this video. Inspired by the film Lawless, The Outlaw is a blend of sophistication and swagger that is sure to impress your family and friends.   


1.5 oz Bulleit Bourbon

.5 oz Lemon Juice

.5oz Blood Orange Vermouth

One Egg White

.25oz Simple Syrup

2 sprays of spicy habanero reduction

Shake once with ice and once without

Strain into glass

Toasted oils of lemon zest


Videos shot and edited by Bring Light & Sound.