Cheers to Cowboy Carter: Celebrating Beyoncé with Cowboy Cocktails

As fans eagerly listen to Beyoncé’s latest Country masterpiece, “Cowboy Carter,”, we’re getting celebrating with a selection of cowboy cocktails, fit for celebrating the album’s debut. These drinks, inspired by the spirited essence of the West, were crafted to toast the debut of an album that promises to blend country soul with Beyoncé’s unparalleled talent. Our featured cocktails draw upon the distinct flavors of Wyoming Whiskey, a brand synonymous with the Western spirit, and Cuervo. Join us as we raise a glass to Cowboy Carter, with the cocktails we’ve paired with its release.

Snake River Sour

This drink offers a tangy twist with its mix of bourbon, citrus, and a hint of sweetness, finished with a frothy top and bitters to match Beyoncé’s take on country music.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 Egg white
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Instructions: 

Reverse dry shake bourbon, lime juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a shaker. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with cherries and a few dashes of bitters.

Boulevardier

This classic cocktail reimagined, with its mix of whiskey, vermouth, and Campari, embodies the boldness of Beyoncé’s musical journey, offering a sip that’s as compelling as her new album.

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5oz Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon
  • 0.75oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.75oz Campari

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Wyoming Mule

This cocktail offers a crisp and invigorating experience, much like the album itself. The combination of bourbon with lemon and ginger beer creates a perfect complement to Beyoncé’s country rhythms and kick back, relax, and immerse in the sounds of Cowboy Carter.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon
  • 0.25 ounces lemon juice
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Ginger beer

Instructions: 

Serve on the rocks in a Double Old-Fashioned glass. Add all ingredients into the Old-Fashioned glass over ice and stir. Fill the glass with ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Honey Bee Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Cuervo Tradicional Añejo
  • ¼ oz rich honey syrup
  •  2 dash aromatic bitters
  •  2 dash orange bitters

Directions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir for about 20 seconds to emulsify the ingredients and dilute the ice. Strain into a rocks glass, add one large ice cube, and garnish with a trimmed expressed orange swath.

Syrup Directions

  • Add two parts honey to one-part warm water, mix to dissolve, store in refrigerator for up to a week.

Hold ‘Em Tequila Spicy Sour

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Cuervo Tradicional Plata
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice 
  • ¾ oz serrano syrup
  • 2 dash orange bitters
  • Optional: 1 egg white or aquafaba for pectin/texture/frothy head

 Directions

  • Add all ingredients to your shaker tin. If using egg white or aquafaba, first dry shake without ice for 15 seconds to emulsify ingredients, then add ice and wet shake for an additional 15 seconds for dilution. Fine/double strain up into a coupe glass. Option to garnish with dehydrated lemon and course ground sea salt and dehydrated serrano half rim.

Syrup Directions

  • Heat one cup of water to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and add one cup white sugar, stir to dissolve. Add four serrano peppers sliced into quarter inch wheels and a healthy pinch of sea salt, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes, let cool and strain, store in refrigerator up to five days.

As Cowboy Carter graces our playlists, let these cocktails serve as your companions, enhancing the listening experience with flavors that match the music’s spirit. Each sip is a celebration of Beyoncé’s remarkable ability to transcend genres. Here’s to an album that promises not just to redefine country music but to enrich our music libraries with something truly unforgettable. Cheers to Beyoncé, cheers to Cowboy Carter, and cheers to the unforgettable moments these songs will soundtrack in our lives.

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