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.

25 thoughts on “Kentucky 95 cocktail

  1. 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.Best,Bonnie


  2. 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!


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