Ninety-five percent of the world's bourbon whiskey is produced in Kentucky, and the drink is as distinctive to the state as Thoroughbred horses and Bluegrass music. As America's native spirit enjoys booming popularity worldwide, award-winning bartender Joy Perrine and celebrated restaurant critic and drinks writer Susan Reigler return to offer new recipes that will delight both the cocktail novice and the seasoned connoisseur.
Following up on their best-selling The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, the duo returns with more reasons to appreciate bourbon whiskey. This mouthwatering volume features more than fifty delicious new concoctions—including variations on classics such as the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan—and even adds a splash of Kentucky flavor to mojitos, sangria, lemonade, and coffee. It also serves up recipes from leading bartenders, prizewinning drinks from cocktail competitions, and a bourbon-inspired buffet featuring edibles that will be a feast for aficionados. The useful bourbon glossary and bibliography will appeal to professional or at-home bartenders eager to experiment, invent, and savor their own recipes.
Preface 1. Joy's Recipes 2. On (and Off) Louisville's Urban Bourbon Trail 3. Cocktail Contest Winners 4. A Bourbon-Inspired Kentucky Buffet Acknowledgments Appendix: Adapted from The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, "Getting Started" Bourbon Terminology Suggested Further Reading Index About the Authors
Joy Perrine is the bar manager emerita at Equus Restaurant and Jack's Lounge in Louisville. She was named Best Bartender in Louisville by LouisvilleMagazine and has won numerous awards for her cocktails. Susan Reigler is an award-winning former restaurant critic and drinks writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal. A certified Executive Bourbon Steward, she is the author of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide and coauthor of The Bourbon Tasting Notebook.
Perrine and Reigler's use of specialized and craft products answer the need for information regarding craft drink creation. Perrine and Reigler have doubled down on this must have bourbon cocktail book; sharing their own recipes and those of award-winning bartenders.
~Albert W. A. Schmid, author of The Manhattan Cocktail: A Modern Guide to the Whiskey Classic
This book is more than a collection of bourbon recipes essential to those who mix cocktails at bars and restaurants or consume it at home at parties and during the cocktail hour. It contains a useful glossary relating to bourbon as well as a selected bibliography that will feed the interest of aficionados.
~Richard Taylor, former poet laureate of Kentucky and author of Sue Mundy, A Novel of the Civil War
This pretty little book proves they know their cocktails.