Thursday, July 2, 2015

Coaster 2 Coaster: The Kentucky Cocktail

Today we bring to you the Kentucky cocktail from the oh so cute and clever Paige from My Modern Cookery

It of course has what you'd expect - bourbon - but surpassed our taste bud expectations by leaps and bounds. Say hello to your new favorite summer cocktail: 

Watermelon Bourbon Slushie



Hello, everyone! My name is Paige and I hail from the lovely bluegrass state known as Kentucky. Being a born and raised Kentuckian, I was more than happy when tasked with the challenge of creating a Kentucky themed cocktail for the lovely ladies at 5 O'Clock Fashionistas. 

Now, there is no way that I could make a cocktail to represent my state without using our main call to fame....BOURBON. I hear, that if you live in Kentucky and don't have a taste for bourbon, then you're exiled to some far away land. I, however don't know too much about this phenomenon as I am a huge bourbon lover. Neat, on the rocks, or in a mixed drink, it's pretty much the perfect liquor. 

Did you know... that there are more barrels of bourbon in Kentucky then there are people? That's some serious business right there. 


The cocktail that I decided to make for you all is a Watermelon Bourbon Slushie. The great thing about this recipe is that it has only 4 ingredients, letting the simplicity of the watermelon and the complexity of the bourbon really shine through. Plus, who doesn't love an ice cold slushie in the summer? 

If you ever take a trip to Kentucky, make sure that you set aside some time to make your way through the bourbon trail to visit some of our favorite distilleries!



Ingredients - makes 4 cocktail
5 cups diced seedless watermelon
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup fresh mint
1/2 cup bourbon 


Method
3 hours prior to making your cocktail, spread one cup of the watermelon on a sheet pan and place in freezer. 
Once frozen, combine with the rest of the watermelon, sugar, mint, and bourbon in your blender. Blend on high until it's the consistency of a slushie. Depending on your blender, you may have to scrape down the sides a couple times if your frozen watermelon gets stuck in the bottom. 

Serve immediately. 


Tip: Try grilling the watermelon that you don't freeze for an added depth of flavor! Just make sure you cool it all the way before blending!  



Cheers and enjoy! 

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We will see you on Tuesday for the Kansas cocktail!