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.
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
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.