Kentucky 95 cocktail
PUBLISHED ON: 10.13.2011
Did you know that the state of Kentucky produces 95 percent of the world’s supply of Bourbon? To be sold as bourbon it must be produced here in the United States.
In honor of the American spirit of bourbon, I raise my glass and share with you the Kentucky 95 cocktail a twist on the classic French 75.
Recipe from Bobby Flay
3/4-ounce good-quality bourbon
3/4-ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2-ounce fresh orange juice
3/4-ounce Simple Syrup
Champagne or other dry sparkling wine, chilled
Lemon twist, for serving
Combine the bourbon, lemon juice, orange juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with 6 ice cubes. Shake for 10 seconds before straining into a wineglass and topping with champagne and a lemon twist.
Welllllllll,now, this sounds like my kind of cocktail. I MUST try this very soon.Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook
Look delicious, love it! gloria
What can one say but \”cheers\”:@)
I live just a hop/skip/jump from the Maker's Mark Distillery. Excellent product, btw…. Nice cocktail recipe.
From the Kitchen
We were in Louisville for a wedding a few weeks ago and stayed at the Brown Hotel (home of the \”hot brown\”). I ran into Elvis in the elevator. Yes, Elvis! He was wearing dark glasses and carrying four long-stemmed red roses and a case of Red Rose Bourbon. He told me that to be called bourbon, it had to be distilled in Kentucky. Since it was Elvis, I believed him and have not checked this out. I am going to check out your delicous-sounding recipe.Best,Bonnie
Hiya V,Was missing you so, glad to see the fun recipe… lol will try the 'virgin' version with sparkling water or soda maybe lol (thank you bump)xxSiddy
I have friends in Tennessee that hit up bourbon distilleries the way we hit up wineries! One day we're going to visit and do the same.
YUM! My husband would love this!
Err…. I want that coaster.
SavoringTime in the Kitchen
I normally don't care for bourbon but I'm pretty sure I would love this cocktail! Cheers!
We Are Not Martha
Happy Cocktail Friday!! This looks just lovely :)Sues
Cool info about Bourbon! No wonder it knocks me on my butt when I drink some 🙂
T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
Love bourbon! God Bless Kentucky!
Can I get my \”I am the 95%\” tshirt now? I'm heading down to \”Occupy Louisville's Distilleries\”. 🙂
That sounds perfect for a hot summer day. 🙂 Good thing summer is just around the corner here in Australia. 🙂
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No me gustan las bebidas que lleven alcohol, pero brindo contigo por este maravilloso cocktail.Besitos.
mmm, so beautiful and refreshing!
I need to get out more. To your house. You serve up the most enticing cocktails. And I love how bourbon is native! This is a perfect Friday eve delight!
It's the water that passes through all the limestone Kentucky is rich with that makes the bourbon so fine to begin with. Kentucky bourbon is usually 51% corn, Canadian whiskey is made from rye and Scotch is made from malted barley. By the way, I loves me a whiskey cocktail!
Thank you, I will! 😉
That looks just about perfect to me!Mary x
I didn't know bourbon had to be produced in the U.S. – what a fun fact!
I didn't know that about bourbon. and that looks mighty refreshing 🙂
Being married to someone from Kentucky, I can appreciate this post–and this cocktail!
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