Fall is one of the best times of the year. A scarf around your neck, Tweety by your side, and you're good to get out and have fun. One of the more unusual distinctions September has to boast about is that it is National Bourbon Heritage month. Bourbon!
In all seriousness, last year the US Senate passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Jim Bunning from Kentucky that declared September National Bourbon Heritage Month. While there's some debate if bourbon can be truly be called "America's Native Spirit," it is certainly is a distinctive and delicious US product. In honor of Senator Bunning, we would like to recommend the bourbon cocktail "Kentucky Kiss."
• 2 oz Maker's Mark Bourbon
• 1 oz strawberry puree
• 1/2 oz lemon juice
• 1/2 oz maple syrup
• strawberry for garnish
1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Shake well.
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
4. Top with soda.
5. Garnish with a strawberry.