Tag: cocktails

The Fig Jig

The advent of fall calls for cocktails with rich, deep flavors. This one features both the dark fruit notes of fig and the brightness of orange, which is a natural complement to bourbon. Ingredients 1 tablespoon fig jam (I used…

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The Kentucky Sparkler

Heaven Hill sponsored the opening night’s reception at the Bourbon Women’s Sip-osium at the Pendennis Club on Friday, Aug. 21, and three bartenders created cocktails using three of their products. My favorite, The Kentucky Sparkler, was mixed by Emily Hornback…

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Why is this called a ‘Moscow Mule’?

Sharing the recipe for the Kentucky Mule, a bourbon variation of the vodka-based Moscow Mule, got me wondering about that cocktail’s name. The “Moscow” part seems pretty obvious, since Russians are always portrayed as drinking that spirit from birth, but…

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Kentucky Mule

The Kentucky Mule is a variation on the Moscow Mule, a cocktail that mixes vodka, lime juice and ginger beer over ice, usually in a copper mug. The Kentucky version obviously substitutes bourbon for the vodka. Bourbon has always played well with…

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Join The Bourbon Babe at ReSurfaced!

It’s all about the ladies at ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition tonight, June 12, from 5-7 p.m. Women-only groups like Bourbon Women and Whiskey Chicks will fill the event space at 615 W. Main St. in Louisville. Yours truly, The Bourbon Babe, will…

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Knob Creek Horse’s Neck (with a Kick)

The classic Horse’s Neck cocktail has only two ingredients: bourbon (or rye, or brandy) and ginger ale, stirred in a highball glass and garnished with a long spiral of lemon peel that gives it its name. When you make it…

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Mom’s Mint Julep

This recipe is from Chris Zaborowski, co-owner of Westport Whiskey and Wine in Louisville, and uses Old Forester, as of 2015 the Official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby. You can buy premixed Old Forester Mint Julep, but the best…

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Vanilla Bean-Bourbon Champagne Cocktail

This festive cocktail was created by Marianne Barnes, then-master taster at Brown-Forman, for a bourbon dinner at Varanese in Louisville. I liked it so much I asked for the recipe. While Marianne’s instructions called for simple syrup and Woodford Reserve barrel-aged…

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