Bourbon Cocktail: Kentucky Rose
Bourbon Cocktail: Kentucky RoseSeptember 6, 2012
Name of Drink: Kentucky Rose
Bartender: Arianne Fielder
From: Southern Art & Bourbon Bar in Atlanta, GA
Favorite way to enjoy bourbon: Neat and with friends
“I tend to use Four Roses Bourbon in most of my bourbon cocktails,” explains bartender Arianne Felder, “because of the high-rye mashbill. The yellow label has that perfect amount of spice and dryness that plays well with sweeter ingredients.”
For her Kentucky Rose, the flamed rosemary brings out alpine flavors and makes for a very aromatic sip that plays with the senses of sight, smell and taste. The addition of strawberries and fresh citrus also helps this cocktail play a secondary role when she meets certain customers across the bar at Southern Art & Bourbon Bar. “I wanted to create a drink that I could easily introduce to females and non-bourbon drinkers and make them believers,” she offers. “It works like a charm!”
2 oz. Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
½ oz. orange juice
½ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. lemon juice
2 sprigs of rosemary
1 barspoon of Green Chartreuse
Muddle strawberry in a mixing glass. Add bourbon, orange, lemon, and simple syrup. Shake with ice and strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
Coat rosemary sprigs with Chartreuse, light with match and then immediately blow out. Stir cocktail with rosemary and leave in drink as garnish.