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.