Hey, y’all! A Bourbon and Ale-8 Cocktail. There are few things more Kentucky than that! It’s my pleasure to introduce you to my newest cocktail recipe, one that I am calling “The Kentucky Grandee”.
Grandee refers to a person of high rank or eminence. That, to me, is embodied by Kentuckians. My people.
The Kentucky Grandee: A Bourbon + Ale-8 Cocktail
The Kentucky Grandee
2 Parts Kentucky Bourbon
4 Parts Ale 8 One
2 Splashes of Triple Sec
1 Splash of Lime Juice
Blackberries, for garnish
- Combine all ingredients, stir well.
- Pour of ice, garnish with blackberries, and enjoy!
Launched in July of 1926, Ale-8-One is the only Kentucky-invented soft drink still in existence. It was invented by G. L. Wainscott and was named via one of America’s first slogan contests at the Clark County Fair. “A Late One” – the winning entry – was a pun adopted for its witty description. From that, a Kentucky legacy transpired. There are few things more representative of our Commonwealth than that iconic green bottle. From the Red River Gorge, to Lake Cumberland, to Mammoth Cave, to Churchill Downs… it’s a taste of Kentucky. The unique formula and ginger flavor profile are both unrivaled to anything else on the market. Try it once and you’ll be in love, just as I am, y’all!
Fun Bourbon Fact:
Did you know that there are more bourbon barrels than people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky? And you wonder why I choose to reside in “My Old Kentucky Home”….
Y’all come back now, ya hear?
RELATED: Did you enjoy the Kentucky Grandee, a Bourbon + Ale-8 Cocktail? For more cocktail inspiration, click here. Love Ale-8? Be sure to try Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Wings or the perfect fall treat: my homemade Ale-8-One Cake Balls!
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