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Friday, September 09, 2011

10 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month

September is Bourbon Heritage Month, thanks to a unanimous Senate vote back in 2007, and you don’t have to plan a trip along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to celebrate. From bourbon-spiked bites at brunch to bourbon cocktails, we can’t think of a better way to toast America’s native spirit than with these 10 recipes. And if you do plan to visit Kentucky this month, be sure to check out the Kentucky Bourbon Festival playing host to all sorts of spirited events throughout Bardstown.

Seelbach Cocktail
A splash of sparkling wine and a flute gussy up bourbon in this cocktail named after the Louisville hotel where it was first mixed back in 1917.

Angel’s Share Biscuits
Want better biscuits? Add a splash of bourbon!

The Boulevardier
This combo of bourbon, Campari and vermouth might seem like an American’s answer to the Negroni, but it actually preceded the venerable Italian classic in print by two decades.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Ice Cream
Maple syrup, bourbon and bacon? You don’t have to ask us twice.

Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned is an exercise in delicious simplicity, but it’s a cocktail that’s often made incorrectly.

Maple Sangaree
Bourbon, maple syrup, and apple brandy make for a rich, subtle sipper where the spirits take center stage.

Mint Julep Panna Cotta
Cooling mint cuts through this creamy dessert, and a generous dose of bourbon gives it a grown-up kick.

Artemis Flower
This herbal, spiked twist on classic strawberry limeade balances rich bourbon and fiery sambuca with fresh strawberries and thyme.

Kentucky Bourbon French Toast
Brighten your breakfast by adding a splash of bourbon to the batter of this spirited French toast.

And to All a Good Night
Bourbon, tequila and Cherry Heering make this cocktail the perfect nightcap.