Kentucky 95 Cocktail
PUBLISHED ON: 12.13.2013
An American twist on the classic French 75 replacing cognac with bourbon. An easy elegant cocktail to add to your holiday festivities.
I am smiling. I put the glasses together for this photograph and obviously one of us had already began to enjoy the cocktail before I could get a proper photograph.
Kentucky 95 Cocktail
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 ( 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved) note* can be stored in the refrigerator in a well sealed container for up to 1 month.
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 wine glass and topping with champagne and a lemon twist.
You have to be quick if you want to take a photo of a yummy cocktail!
Must be very appetizing!
Lovely. I know when we want to just have it and taking pictures becomes so difficult sometimes 🙂
This sounds delicious and one I will definitely try. Thanks for sharing. Gave a laugh to the already sipped cocktail. Too funny.Carolyn
I'm smiling too Velva. I only wish I had been the one to get that first sip, lol…Love the American twist…Thanks for sharing,
Lovely! Makers Mark is my choice!
Colorful and tempting to look at Kentucky 95 cocktail. Lovely preparation.Deepa
Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen
Maybe Bobby Flay stopped by for a sip :)Sam
What a lovely cocktail! Now if only I could make one appear in front of me right now!
I needed a few of those after our party Sat. night to help me beat off all the pain from cleaning for 3 days 🙂
Bourbon is one of those great drinks that seems to work for both summer and winter.
SavoringTime in the Kitchen
Ha-ha…I'm guessing the culprit wasn't you since you're the photographer 🙂 This sounds delicious!
ha ha, yeah, I've had that happen. \”Who ate my 'pretty' pork chop!?\”
Sounds delicious. I love bourbon.
It's so pretty!
I love it that someone couldn't resist sampling before the photo! My kind of person!
Karen (Back Road Journal)
It is hard to get our taste testers to wait patiently while photos are taken. The partially enjoyed cocktail just shows how delicious it is. 🙂
A great reminder that I love a little sparkle in my drink! Thanks for the holiday inspiration!
It looks refreshing and delicious, Velva! Happy holidays!
This looks like the perfect drink to share around the holidays. Thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to have one.