This Kentucky 75 is a great way to kick off the new year with a bang! If you’re a bourbon-lover who fancies a Champagne cocktail, this is the one.
Good riddance, 2017! Hello, 2018! I can’t be the only one out there who is ready for this year to peace out, right? Don’t get me wrong, I had a great year with really fun travel and work accomplishments, but in general, I think we could all do without a repeat of 2017. To give this year a proper send off, I made this Kentucky 75 that’ll hopefully have you forgetting all the bad things that happened this year and dancing the night away.
One of my favorite classic cocktails is the French 75, which is a combination of gin, Champagne, sugar and lemon juice. I decided to give it a Kentucky twist by using bourbon instead of gin, and adding a few dashes of angostura bitters for a Manhattan-style vibe. The combination of ingredients is a stellar way to ring in the new year, if you ask me.
I have a lot of big plans for this coming year, a couple of which I can’t share yet. But I definitely have goals that I would love to work towards. One of my big resolutions for 2018 is to spend more time offline. I feel like my phone takes over my life sometimes and I would love to limit how much time I spend on social media. If you’ve had this same problem and found a way to disconnect, I would love to hear about it! It’s hard with my job because a large portion of it is social media, but I know that there’s a way to do it without sacrificing my presence.
What goals do you have for 2018? I love finding unique ways to better myself and would love to hear what you have planned! I hope you have a festive and SAFE New Year’s Eve, and whatever you do, DON’T drink and drive!
Try my Blushing Bouquet Tom Collins for another fun NYE cocktail!
- 2 oz bourbon
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
- ¾ oz simple syrup*
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- Chilled Champagne, Cava, or Prosecco
- Pour bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters in a champagne glass or a similarly sized cocktail glass. Stir gently and top with Champagne, Cava, or Prosecco. (I used Prosecco) Garnish with a candied or fresh lemon slice.