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June 14th: National Bourbon Day!

Last updated 2 years ago

You don’t have to live in Kentucky to raise a glass for National Bourbon Day. Dine and enjoy an Old Fashion or Manhattan on our patio.

Try these Bourbon cocktails at home:

Kiss and Tell
1 1/2 Ounces Maker's Mark Bourbon
3 Ounces Apple Juice
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Crystallized Ginger
1 Wedge Lemon
1 Dash Bitters (Opt.)
1 Maraschino Cherry (Opt.)
1 Dash Club Soda (Opt.)

  • You can make this drink either on the rocks (with ice) or up (in a martini glass). It looks pretty classy in a martini glass.
  • Start by combining bourbon, apple juice, and bitters if you're using bitters in a mixing glass or shaker with a few handfuls of ice.
  • Stir well with a spoon to chill the drink.
  • In a small food processor, coffee grinder, or with a mortar and pestle, combine sugar and crystallized ginger. Pulse to combine and make ginger sugar.
  • Rub the rim of your glass with a lemon wedge to wet it, then dip the glass in the ginger sugar to give it a nice rim.
  • Add a maraschino cherry to the bottom of your glass if you want. Then add all the chilled drink. Try to pour carefully so it doesn't mess up the pretty rim!
  • If you want, top with a splash of soda which will give the drink some bubbles.

Sweet Tea
Bourbon Cocktail
with fresh mint and orange
by Joy the Baker

6 cups water
4 or 5 Black Tea Bags
1/4 Cup Agave Syrup
or Honey
1/4 to 1/2 cup Woodford Reserve Bourbon
4 to 6 Sliced Orange Rounds
6 Sprigs Fresh Mint

Bring water to a boil. Turn off water and add black tea bags. Steep tea for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags, place the tea in a large pitcher and let rest in the refrigerator until cold.

Place agave, bourbon, orange slices and fresh mint in a medium bowl. It the back of a spoon, begin to muddle (or press together) the ingredients. The oranges will release come juice, the mint will become fragrant, and the bourbon will tickle your nose. It’ll smell delicious. Once the mixture is pressed together, and the flavors are extracted, add the mixture to the pitcher of tea. Stir well. Serve over lots of ice (Feel free to strain the orange wedges and the mint leaves before pouring into the pitcher of tea, if you’d like.)


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