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Properly Sauced: Bluebird’s Kentucky Holler

By Staff in Food on Nov 15, 2010 8:40PM

Kentucky_Holler.jpg On a chilly afternoon about this time last year, we stepped off Damen Avenue and into the Bluebird, to warm our toes and wet our whistles. The day’s special drink was an unfamiliar one: the Kentucky Holler. We’ll pretty much try anything with Kentucky in the name, so we ordered a round. It was a glass of late autumn.

We happily jotted down the surprisingly simple recipe of bourbon, apple cider, maple syrup and lemon. Partly because it’s a cinch to whip up—and mostly because it’s delicious—the Kentucky Holler came in handy at Thanksgiving dinner and more than a few holiday parties last year. With the stuffed bird a mere week away, it seemed like the perfect time to revisit this favorite from yesteryear. Cheers! Or, as they say in Kentucky, cheers!

Kentucky Holler

2 ounces bourbon
1.5 ounces apple cider, chilled
Squeeze of maple syrup
Juice from half of lemon

Mix all ingredients in a tumbler glass and add ice cubes. To serve at a party, simply multiply all ingredients to fill a pitcher, mix and chill in the refrigerator ahead of time.

By Roger Kamholz