The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book
The Bold Taste of Bourbon
By Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler
As American as apple pie and as country as its native Kentucky home, bourbon whiskey has long been known as the preferred drink of cowboys, rounders, and other nefarious individuals from the edges of society. However, thanks to Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler's inventive and educational new collection of drink recipes, The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, the bold taste of bourbon can now be enjoyed by all looking to experiment with the rich flavors of this uniquely American beverage.
If your first reaction is to ask how many ways there are to make a whiskey and Coke, don’t worry—ours was, too. However, upon closer inspection of the book, we were pleasantly surprised by the number and variety of flavor combinations that can be created using Kentucky bourbon. From classic cocktails such as the Manhattan and the Mint Julep, to inventive infusions and creative concoctions such as the Sweet Potato Pie (an interesting take on a country classic, complete with an edible sweet potato cup), award-winning bartender Perrine and food and drink critic Reigler offer plenty of serving suggestions for the home bartender or bourbon enthusiast. Looking for something to snack on while you sip? The authors of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book have also included several recipes for savory treats to enjoy alongside your bourbon-based libations.
Reviewed by Nick Winfrey
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