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Recipe: Kentucky Punch


In 2007, the U.S. Senate declared September “Bourbon Heritage Month”. The bill, passed by unanimous consent, reinforces the 1964 Act of Congress that declared bourbon “America’s Native Spirit” by celebrating the family heritage, tradition, and deep-rooted legacy that the bourbon industry contributes to the United States.

This year, we’re celebrating our Bluegrass roots with an array of events and specials that honor Kentucky Bourbon. Just for the month of September, we’re serving a special menu of hand-crafted bourbon cocktails. If you can’t make it in, you can celebrate yourself by making one of our favorite cocktails,  Kentucky Punch, at home.

The original recipe for this cocktail appeared in the 1910 Bar Keeper’s Manual by Raymond E. Sullivan. The Kentucky Punch features bourbon, Jamaican rum, and pineapple gomme syrup.

Kentucky Punch: 

1.5 oz 21c Selects Old Forester
1/2 oz Smith and Cross
3/4 oz pineapple gomme syrup

Fill a tumbler with ice, shake well, serve with a paper straw, ornament with fruit.