Friday, December 13, 2013

Kentucky 95 Cocktail

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
Serves 1
Recipe from Bobby Flay


Ingredients:
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.
Ice cubes
Champagne or other dry sparkling wine, chilled
Lemon twist, for serving

Directions:
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.

Enjoy!

20 comments:

Pam said...

You have to be quick if you want to take a photo of a yummy cocktail!

Angie Schneider said...

Must be very appetizing!

sangeeta said...

Lovely. I know when we want to just have it and taking pictures becomes so difficult sometimes :-)

Southerncook said...

This sounds delicious and one I will definitely try. Thanks for sharing. Gave a laugh to the already sipped cocktail. Too funny.

Carolyn

~~louise~~ said...

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,

Michelle said...

Lovely! Makers Mark is my choice!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Colorful and tempting to look at Kentucky 95 cocktail. Lovely preparation.
Deepa

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Maybe Bobby Flay stopped by for a sip :)
Sam

Monet said...

What a lovely cocktail! Now if only I could make one appear in front of me right now!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

I needed a few of those after our party Sat. night to help me beat off all the pain from cleaning for 3 days :)

That Girl said...

Bourbon is one of those great drinks that seems to work for both summer and winter.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Ha-ha...I'm guessing the culprit wasn't you since you're the photographer :) This sounds delicious!

Chris said...

ha ha, yeah, I've had that happen. "Who ate my 'pretty' pork chop!?"

Sarah said...

Sounds delicious. I love bourbon.

Blond Duck said...

It's so pretty!

TKW said...

I love it that someone couldn't resist sampling before the photo! My kind of person!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

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. :)

theycallmejane said...

A great reminder that I love a little sparkle in my drink! Thanks for the holiday inspiration!

Erica said...

It looks refreshing and delicious, Velva! Happy holidays!

Karen Harris said...

This looks like the perfect drink to share around the holidays. Thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to have one.

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