Many of our local bars and distilleries are open for carryout sales, or you can take advantage of all this quarantining and make specialty local drinks from the comfort of your own home. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular cocktail recipes from our B-Line distilleries. So, pick up a bottle of your favorite bourbon, rum, or moonshine from your favorite B-Line distillery and enjoy!
Wine sales are up during the pandemic and New Riff Distilling has some great ideas for cocktail recipes that use the final few dredges of that bottle in your fridge at home.
1.5 oz New Riff Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake to combine. Strain into a highball filled with ice. Top with Red Wine float by pouring slowly over the back of a spoon.
For more cocktail recipes from New Riff Distilling and the Aquifer, visit their website.
If you’re looking for a cocktail recipes on the creamy side, you have to try Boone County Distilling‘s Whiskey Bulldog. It goes down smooth, but has a bite!
3 oz. Boone County Bourbon Cream
1 oz. Boone County Small Batch Bourbon
1 oz. Milk
1.5 oz. Cola
To get the perfect mixture, add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice, top off with cola, and garnish with a cherry.
To see more drink recipes from Boone County Distilling Co., watch their Facebook page.
Moscow Mule? We prefer the Kentucky variation (made with bourbon instead of vodka.) For a local twist on this refreshing mixture of gingery fizz and lime, we recommend Second Sight Spirits‘ Mystic Mule.
2 oz. Second Sight Unbarreled Rum
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Fill glass with ice.
Add rum, juice, syrup, and top with ginger beer.
Stir 7 times for good luck and enjoy!
For more magical cocktail recipes from Second Sight Spirits, click here.
Neeley Family Distillery has an excellent summer cocktail–the Southern Blackberry Lagoon, made with master distiller Royce’s favorite Southern Blackberry Moonshine. It hits the spot!
Southern Blackberry Lagoon
1 oz. Neeley Family Distillery Southern Blackberry Moonshine
3 oz. lemonade of your choice
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
Stir over ice and enjoy!
Interested in more drink recipes featuring moonshine from Neeley Family Distillery? Be sure to follow their Facebook page.
And last, but not least, what’s summertime without a bourbon slush!? Old Pogue Distillery has an amazing recipe for a local favorite!
2 cups Old Pogue Bourbon
2 cups Strong Tea (four bags)
2 cups Sugar
12 oz. Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
12 oz. Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
7 cups Water
Bring the water and 2 cups sugar to a full boil until dissolved. Mix all ingredients and freeze at least 24 hours. Freeze in small plastic containers. To serve, put 2 scoops of slush in a glass and add 7-Up or Sprite (if you want to cut down on the sweetness, you can use carbonated water instead of 7-Up or Sprite). You can, of course, add more bourbon according to your taste!
For more cocktail recipes from Old Pogue Distillery, check their website.
The B-Line bourbon tour of NKY is managed by meetNKY, the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau. As of April 10, 2020, most of the meetNKY staff is furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If all this social distancing has you craving your favorite cocktails, we've got you covered. Check out these favorite recipes from our Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Distilleries here on The B-Line
We may be smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, but we predict that this could be the longest patio season in history... mostly due to Covid-19. And while the coronavirus might make us wear a mask or refrain from going indoors more than usual, we won't let it steal all of our joy!