Four Roses Bourbon has two cocktails to pair with the most exciting two minutes in sports.
The 145th Kentucky Derby, running Saturday, May 4, is a thrilling race with fast Thoroughbreds, colorfully dressed jockeys, over-the-top hats, and bourbon cocktails. We can’t help your odds on placing a winning bet, but we can improve your chances for great cocktails with these recipes, courtesy Four Roses Bourbon.
Four Roses Cranberry Citrus
Recipe created by Elliott Clark, Apartment Bartender
2 ounces Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
2 ounces orange juice
½ ounce cranberry syrup
½ ounce Montenegro
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Combine the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 10 seconds to chill the cocktail. Strain the cocktail into a rocks over glass.
Place a fresh sprig of rosemary, speared cranberries, and an orange wedge into the cocktail.
Four Roses Sparkling Rose Julep
Recipe created by Tommy Flynn, PaperDaisey beverage director
1½ ounces Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
½ ounce Plantation dark rum
½ ounce Jacoulout Crème de Peche de Vigne
½ ounce mint-infused simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Regans orange bitters
4 drops rose water
Cava, to top
Mint springs and rose petals, for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients except Cava in a Julep cup with crushed ice. Stir with a swizzle. Top with Cava and add garnishes.
For more information on Four Roses and Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, visit the distillery’s website.
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