By LeafTV Contributor

Bourbon and Coke is the kind of classic cocktail that shows just how rewarding simplicity can be. With only a few ingredients, you can blend the smoky character of the bourbon with the subtle vanilla notes of the cola for a drink that needs no further embellishment. Depending on your choice of spirit and mixer, it's easy to customize this basic recipe to suit your personal taste.

Bourbon and coke cocktails
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How To Make A Bourbon And Coke

Step 1

Fill a highball or Collins glass with ice.

Step 2

Pour in the bourbon.

Step 3

Top with cola.

Step 4

Stir gently with a swizzle stick.

Step 5

Garnish with a lemon or lime twist, wedge or slice, if desired.