Wednesday, April 29, 2015

KY Derby | Kentucky champagne

I'd never heard of Kentucky champagne until we did a wedding at my job that asked for it.  It's a cocktail made from bourbon and Ale-8 (Ale-8 is a soda made in Kentucky).  I thought I'd give it a try one day, and it's one of my favorite cocktails because it is so easy and delicious!  If you don't have access to Ale-8, then ginger-ale would be a good substitute.

Kentucky champagne
 {Kentucky champagne}

Kentucky champagne
 {getting everything ready to make the drinks}

Kentucky champagne
 {just bourbon and Ale-8}

Kentucky champagne
 {pretty it up with cute straws and mint}

Kentucky champagne**

makes 6 drinks

4 1/2 oz bourbon, your favorite
6 pack of Ale-8
pretty straws
mint (optional for garnish)
  1. Place ice and 3/4 oz bourbon in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Open 1 Ale-8 and pour over ice and bourbon.
  3. Stir with straw a few times.
  4. Serve garnished with mint.
This is a good option for those non-bourbon drinkers (like me) although you want to get into the spirit of the Derby and drink bourbon.  How do you like to drink your bourbon?

 **Please drink responsibly because this recipe does contain alcohol!

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