We asked some of our friends, who just so happen to be expert mixologists, for some chill-chasing, cocktail recipes to enjoy all season. They didn’t disappoint!
3.5 oz Bulleit bourbon
0.75 oz sweet vermouth
4-6 dashes Angostura bitters
1 cup ice
1 Luxardo cherry
Combine all ingredients, except cherry into a shaker glass. Mix/shake moderately (approximately 6-8 shakes).
Strain 3 oz of shaker contents into a chilled martini glass and the remaining into a mini carafe. Place the mini carafe into a brandy snifter filled halfway with ice and water.
Garnish with a cherry without the stem in a chilled martini glass.
4081 Finn Way at The Summit, Lexington
jalexanders.com (859) 687-0099
Woodford Rye Old Fashioned
2 oz Woodford Reserve Rye 0.25 oz simple syrup
2 dashes bitters
2 dashes orange bitters
1 Luxardo cherry
1 lemon and 1 orange peel
Place one Luxardo cherry into the glass and fill with ice. Add the rye, simple syrup and the bitters. Add more ice, stir and garnish with twisted lemon and orange peels.
362 East Main Street, Lexington
carsonsfoodanddrink.com (859) 309-3039
2 oz Compass Box's Great King Street Glasgow Blend Scotch
0.25 oz honey syrup
(a combination of honey and simple syrup)
0.25 oz ginger liqueur 0.25 oz lemon juice
Combine ingredients and top up with boiling water, garnish with a slice of lemon, studded with cloves and a cinnamon stick.
135 West Main Street, Lexington
westmain.com (859) 618-6318
2 oz Gin
1 oz Campari
1/2 oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth 1/2 oz Vya Sweet Vermouth 20-30 mg CBD
Combine ingredients in a White American Oak Barrel and seal the barrel to age for 28 days. Pour and garnish with a lemon twist. Cheers and enjoy!
3191 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington
jrendersbbq.com (859) 533-9777