Seasonality: The Gazpacho Cocktail

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Like chefs, bartenders design cocktails based upon a variety of different criteria. At the top of this wide and variant list is the question of the season. Indeed, whether the mixologist knows it consciously or not, I believe that we all ‘get in the mood, and that this mood compels us, instinctively, to follow the… Read more »

Derby Party Strawberry Lavender Punch

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For Kentuckians, the first Saturday in May is a celebration not only of horses, but of identity. Gatherings of ‘kith and kin’ form across the state and we are reminded of our land, heritage and yes, our bourbon. The recognized drink of the day is the mint julep, which in itself traditionally used the first… Read more »

Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon Review and Video

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During the winter ice storm, February 2009, the BourbonBlog.com team was without power in our headquarters in Louisville. But we had a bottle of this, on the rocks, literally as in we could see our breath… Bourbon: Four Roses Small Batch Distillery: Four Roses, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Age: “The target age for our Small Batch is… Read more »

The Perfect Finish Juelp by Aaron Price, Maker’s Mark Lounge, Louisville, Kentucky

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This is the winner of 2nd place recipe in the 2010 Four Roses Julep Contest. “The Perfect Finish” by Aaron Price of Maker’s Mark Lounge Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Four Roses Small Batch 3/4 oz Amaretto Disaronno Angostura Bitters Simple Syrup Orange Juice Orange Slice Mint Instructions: Place an orange slice in the bottom of… Read more »

Four Roses Rose Juelp Contest at Sully’s on Fourth Street Live! Louisville, Kentucky

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Join Four Roses Bourbon and Master Distiller Jim Rutledge in Louisville, Kentucky as they host the 7th Annual Rose Julep Contest at Sully’s on 4th Street Live! on Thursday, April 8 at 5 pm. Watch BourbonBlog.com’s video episode of the Rose Julep from last year on this link and below. Louisville Bartenders will use Four… Read more »

Organic Cocktails and Spirits, Podcast Interview with Paul Abercrombie, Author of Organic, Shaken and Stirred

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The first organic cocktail book ever has now been written by Paul Abercrombie called Organic, Shaken and Stirred: Hip Highballs, Modern Martinis, and Other Totally Green Cocktails. Paul has written for The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast and National Geographic Traveler. Listen to our podcast radio interview with Paul below, click play.  Paul shares some organic… Read more »

Great Tastes of Bourbons with Jaye Beeler

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In Bourbon Country, we meet foodies from all over who travel here just for Bourbon whiskey. We recently met Jaye Beeler, journalist and Food Editor of The Grand Rapid Press . She just wrote two fantastic Bourbon articles: Tips for Traveling Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail and Basking in Bourbon on those links.  With her Kentucky heritage,… Read more »