How to Use
Kentucky 74 is a tool in your toolkit. For any bourbon cocktail, you can cut your serving of alcohol in half by mixing one part bourbon with one part Kentucky 74. This not only lowers the ABV in your cocktail, but also the calories. We here at Spiritless call that “HALFSIESTM.”
It’s kind of a win-win. Of course, you can also always go fully Spiritless by replacing your favorite bourbon completely with Kentucky 74, as it pours and drinks beautifully in a 1:1 ratio. In the following pages, you will find recipes that are both lowproof and no-proof. Spiritless allows for a completely customizable cocktail experience.
Kentucky 74 works well in almost any Bourbon whiskey cocktail, but there are a few tried-and-true flavors that pair perfect with Kentucky 74. For lighter, aromatic cocktails, we love mint, ginger, lemon, and grapefruit. For stronger and bitter cocktails, we love coffee, chocolate, baking spices, and smoky tea (Lapsang Souchong).