When I plan a party, I like to serve a signature cocktail to fit the occasion. This is the cocktail I created for this year’s Kentucky Derby party. It features Bourbon and sparkling wine to fit with the Kentucky theme and honor the eventual winner of the big race.
Ingredients: 3/4 ounce Bourbon (I prefer Blanton’s) 1/4 ounce Luxardo (or other Cherry Liqueur) 3 – 4 dashes Angostura Bitters 5 ounces Chilled Dry Champagne or Sparkling Wine (Prosecco works well) Maraschino Cherry for Garnish
Procedure In a champagne flute, add Bourbon, Luxardo and bitters Top with Champagne or Sparkling Wine Drop Maraschino Cherry into flute for garnish