“Collection of bourbon labels with handcrafted cocktails”
Some may not know that Bourbon is American term for whiskey, and Bourbon Street is named after a street in the oldest neighbourhood in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana. As the name suggests, Bourbon Street not only serves over 30 various bourbon selections, but also Louisiana food pairing like Chicken & Waffles and Seafood Gumbo to complete your whisky experience. Bourbon Street also carries popular brands such as Blanton’s Original and Buffalo Trace to premium bourbons by Hudson Baby, King’s County and Jefferson’s Ocean, which are produced only in small batches!
To stimulate our appetite, we started off with a French 75 ($22) with dry gin as a base, and mixed with Prosecco and hand-pressed citrus. It was easy to drink and the citrusy flavour was refreshing. The bubbles provided the celebratory feeling, and it was such a good drink on a Friday night.
This was paired with Chicken & Waffles ($15) and the unique part was the spicy bourbon maple syrup! While you may think of fried chicken and waffles, Bourbon Street decided to use steamed chicken as a healthier alternative and it was doused with their customized spices.
Next up, we tried their handcrafted cocktails prepared with bourbon infusions created by their in-house drinks specialists. Tropical Tantrum ($18) was mixed with pineapple bourbon, hand-squeezed citrus and tiki bitters. With the pineapple infusion, it was packed with a bit of a punch and it ended up with a bittersweet aftertaste.
This was paired with Totchos ($10) with tater tots (small little potato hashes) immersed with nachos and topped with sour cream and bacon bits. Cheese lovers should not miss this because it goes so well with the cocktail!
The Big Old Fashioned ($16) was prepared with a slight tweak from the standard recipe by using bourbon, aromatic bitters, grapefruit juice and green basil. Some say one must either start or end the conversation with a good Big Old Fashioned and I truly agree after ending the meal with this. You can literally taste the complexity of bourbon but yet it was really easy to drink. Can you believe that Bourbon can be refreshing? Intense but yet the infusion gives the usual neat or on the rock bourbon a different experience.
For the carbs lovers, you can consider pairing with Good O’l Gumbo ($10) with smoky sausage and chicken stew slow cooked with herbs and spices and served over rice. But honestly, the drink was too good on its on for me to even pair it with this!
Thank you Bourbon Street for the kind hosting!
46 Club Street,
Tuesday to Thursday – 5pm to 1am
Friday to Saturday – 5pm till late
Closed on Sunday and Monday