Bourbon and Kümmel

I have been wanting to try kümmel ever since I heard about it. Kümmel is a liqueur flavored with cumin and caraway seeds, both of which I love. I couldn’t find this liqueur at our local ABC, so I had to order it online.

I wanted to go fairly simple for the first cocktail I made using this liqueur to let the flavor really shine. I decided to try a bourbon and kümmel, which is pretty much what it sounds like 🙂

Bourbon with kummel, a few dashes of bitters and a bit of simple syrup (I used orange syrup I had left from making candied orange peel) is the total of the ingredients in this drink. It is a strong drink, since it is almost all liquor, which everyone probably knows at this point is my favorite kind of cocktail 🙂 I loved this drink and look forward to making it again, and also to making some other cocktails using kümmel.

Bourbon and Kümmel

Bourbon cocktail with caraway and cumin flavored liqueur
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz kummel
  • 1/2 oz honey syrup (I used orange syrup) this is just 1/2 honey 1/2 water
  • 5 dashes bitters I used orange


  • Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice until very cold. Strain into a glass with ice.
Keyword Cocktails

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