Blog Post: Kentucky Colonel Cocktail Recipe | By Tobin Shea

Kentucky Colonel Cocktail Recipe | By Tobin Shea

“This version of the classic Old Fashioned replaces the sugar with Benedictine, a French herbal liqueur.  It cuts back on the sweetness, while adding an herbal note.” -Tobin Shea, Redbird | Vibiana Bar Director

Read on for a step by step on how to make our Kentucky Colonel cocktail recipe at home…

This is also great batch-able in larger quantities and can be prepped in advance before guests arrive. Just increase the recipe to the same proportions depending on the amount of cocktails desired. Then add ice, stir and enjoy!

bartender in apron pouring a shot of liquor to be mixed for a cocktail1. Add 2 ounces of Bourbon to an ice filled shaker.

bartender pouring shot of liquor into a shaker2. Add 1/2 ounce Benedictine.

bartender pouring syrup into a shaker3. Add 3 dashes Angostura Bitters.

bartender smiling and mixing a cocktail4. Stir until chilled (about 20-25 seconds).

bartender pouring a cocktail from a shaker into a glass5. Strain into an ice filled double old fashioned glass.

bartender peeling an orange over a cocktail6. Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy. 

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