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Coopers' Cup Summer Cocktail


The following is a sponsored post by Coopers’ Craft Kentucky Bourbon.

Summer’s here and it’s getting hot in Miami. When you host your next pool party you’ll need Summer themed recipes to cool off your guests. Don’t worry, I have you covered! I bring you three unique drink recipes starting with a fruity cocktail, followed by a mint and ginger drink, and a new take on an old favorite. There’s something for everyone.

Try these three new Summer Sipper recipes and your next party will be a success.

Coopers’ Craft is a smooth and versatile bourbon that mixes well in a range of drinks from fruity cocktails to old-fashioneds. If you’ve never tasted it, I recommend you give these recipes a try:

Coopers’ Craft After Barrel. Photo credit Vintage Unicorn

AFTER BARREL RECIPE

Recipe courtesy of Henry from ABC Bartending

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Cooper’s Craft Bourbon
  • 5 Blueberries
  • 4 Sliced Strawberries
  • 1/2 oz. Peach liquor
  • Orange Bitters

Instructions

Place blueberries and strawberries in a shaker. Pour Peach liquor over the berries. Muddle the strawberries, blueberries and peach liquor to release the juices. Add Cooper’s Craft Bourbon and orange bitters for a nice tang. Add ice cubes and shake. Pour and enjoy!

Coopers' Cup Summer CocktailCoopers’ Craft Cup. Photo credit Vintage Unicorn

COOPERS’ CUP

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Coopers’ Craft
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • top with ginger beer (roughly 6 parts)
  • Served over crushed ice in tin cup, garnished with mint sprig

Instructions

Combine Coopers’ Craft Bourbon with lime juice. Add ginger beer and serve over ice in tin cup. Garnish with mint Sprig.

Coopers Craft Luxedo CocktailCoopers’ Craft Luxedo. Photo credit Coopers’ Craft

KENTUCKY LUXEDO RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 part Coopers’ Craft
  • 1/4 part Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Muddled Sugar Cube

Instructions

Combine Coopers’ and Maraschino Liqueur into a mixing glass and stir with a bar spoon. Muddle sugar and bitters at the bottom of an old fashioned glass. Add ice and strain into a mixing glass into glass with sugar and bitter mixture. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

What makes Coopers’ Craft Bourbon Unique?

Nearly 150 years ago, when Brown Forman began bottling bourbon, they recognized the importance of craftsmanship and the role of the wooden barrel as an essential ingredient. Since 1945 they have been raising their own new barrels; and now are the only major distiller to do so.

Bloggers at the Coopers’ Craft Summer Sippers event

Hamilton Barkley from Hami in Miami hanging out

Best Summer Cocktails using bourbon

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