Our mocktail mixologists have been tinkering with inventive ways to wet your whistle, tickle your taste buds and celebrate your ‘74 — Kentucky 74, that is — with these brand new recipes. Bottoms up!
Sip your citrus with a Spiritless Gold Rush: Combine 2 oz. Spiritless Kentucky 74 with 1 oz. lemon juice and ¾ oz. honey syrup, which is made by dissolving two parts honey in one part water. Add ice, stake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a ribbon of grapefruit peel. Feel the rush.
Warm up your winter nights with our Hot Toddy: Combine 2 oz. Spiritless Kentucky 74, ½ oz. falernum syrup — a Caribbean cocktail syrup with ginger, lime and almonds (we like Fee Brothers or BG Reynolds brands) — and 6 oz. of hot water in a warm mug. Add lemon peel and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy whilst wrapped in a cozy, oversized sweater.
Classic meets contemporary in our Spiritless Manhattan: Combine 1 & 1/2 oz. Spiritless Kentucky 74, 1 & 1/2 oz. non-alcoholic sweet vermouth — try Lyre’s or Versin — and three dashes aromatic bitters, such as Peychaud’s in a mixing glass. Add ice. Gently stir, stir, stir until well chilled, then strain into a cocktail coupe and garnish with a cherry, preferably on one of those cute swizzle stick swords.