The best bourbon cocktails are those that showcase the unique flavors of whiskey. The Ginger Rabbit is a perfect example of this, with a mix of Basil Hayden's bourbon, black tea, star anise-infused simple syrup, fresh ginger, and Creme Yvette.
The Creme Yvette also helps round out some of the harsher edges of the drink, making it one of the best bourbon cocktails.
Muddle the ginger, simple syrup, and lemon peel in a mixing glass.
Add the bourbon, bitters and Crème Yvette and ice. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Garnish and serve.
To make the simple syrup for this recipe, let the black tea bags steep in the syrup for about 12 hours and the star anise for about 24 hours.