Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kentucky 95 cocktail

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.

Kentucky 95
Serves 1
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 
Ice cubes
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.



Southerncook said...

Welllllllll,now, this sounds like my kind of cocktail. I MUST try this very soon.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Gloria Baker said...

Look delicious, love it! gloria

Lynn said...

What can one say but "cheers":@)

Michelle said...

I live just a hop/skip/jump from the Maker's Mark Distillery. Excellent product, btw.... Nice cocktail recipe.

From the Kitchen said...

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.


Sadaf Zarrar said...

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)

That Girl said...

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.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

YUM! My husband would love this!

Furry Bottoms said...

Err.... I want that coaster.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I normally don't care for bourbon but I'm pretty sure I would love this cocktail!


We Are Not Martha said...

Happy Cocktail Friday!! This looks just lovely :)


Jocie's Mom said...

Cool info about Bourbon! No wonder it knocks me on my butt when I drink some :)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Love bourbon! God Bless Kentucky!

Chris said...

Can I get my "I am the 95%" tshirt now? I'm heading down to "Occupy Louisville's Distilleries". :)

Rambling Tart said...

That sounds perfect for a hot summer day. :-) Good thing summer is just around the corner here in Australia. :-)

las recetas de mar said...

No me gustan las bebidas que lleven alcohol, pero brindo contigo por este maravilloso cocktail.


teresa said...

mmm, so beautiful and refreshing!

Claudia said...

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!

LaDivaCucina said...

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!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Thank you, I will! ;)

Delectably Green said...

That looks just about perfect to me!
Mary x

Susan Fields said...

I didn't know bourbon had to be produced in the U.S. - what a fun fact!

thefattyreader said...

I didn't know that about bourbon. and that looks mighty refreshing :)

Hungry Dog said...

Being married to someone from Kentucky, I can appreciate this post--and this cocktail!

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