Kentucky Summer

Strawberry complemented by basil, rhubarb bitters mixed with simple syrup—it sounds like a piece of homemade cobbler. But add quality bourbon, lemon juice and ginger beer, and you’re in for the flavors of a Kentucky Summer.

Kentucky Summer at ABC Fine Wines & Spirits
Kentucky Summer
Recipe:
  • 2 oz Maker's Mark Bourbon
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes Rhubarb Bitters
  • 2 Strawberries
  • Ginger Beer
  • Basil Leaves
Tools:
  • Knife
  • Mixing glass
  • Highball Glass
  • Strainer
  • Muddler
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Highball or Tall Glass
Directions:

Add 1 oz of lemon juice and muddle together.

Combine 1 oz of simple syrup, 2 dashes of rhubarb bitters, 2 oz of Maker's Mark Bourbon and basil leaves into the mixing glass.

Add ice and shake well.

Strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice.

Top with ginger beer and garnish with a sliced and fanned strawberry and basil sprig.

Shopping List - Kentucky Summer

Maker's Mark Bourbon
Maker's Mark Bourbon

Maker's Mark Bourbon

750ML

The palate entry showcases sweet breakfast cereal grain; at midpalate the corn dominates so thoroughly that you know that this could only be one of the best straight bourbons from Kentucky. Ends spirity and heated. One of America’s benchmark spirits.

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