A random bit of U.S. History trivia for you…which state was officially accepted into the Union 220 years ago today?
That’s right…good ol’ Kentucky!
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Kentucky I think of many things…Fried Chicken, Horse Racing, the Judds…but most importantly I think of Bourbon!
Celebrate this historic day in History (hey, any excuse to drink right?) and make yourself one of the fine Bourbon cocktails below…and practice rooting on another famous Kentuckian in this weekend’s triple crown show down.
1 1/2 oz Bourbon
Splash Orange liqueur
Fill rocks glass with ice. Add Bourbon, a splash of orange liqueur and a squeeze of fresh orange. Top off with ginger ale. Garnish with an orange wedge.
Pink Bourbon Smash
1 1/2 oz Bourbon (Try Maker’s Mark 46)
Juice from 1/2 pink grapefruit
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Squeeze grapefruit into shaker, add Bourbon, simple syrup and Rosemary. Add ice and shake to combine (this will release the flavors of the Rosemary). Pour over a tall collins glass filled with ice. Serve with a spring of fresh Rosemary for garnish.
1 1/2 oz Baker’s Small Batch Bourbon
1 tsp Honey
Juice of 1 lemon
Muddle Blackberries, lemon and Honey in glass. Add ice and Bourbon. Stir to combine and garnish with a lemon wedge and 1-2 berries.