A couple of Saturdays ago I got to attend a South Florida Bloggers event for Coopers’ Craft Bourbon at House Kitchen & Bar in Coral Gables. I had a real blast trying out different cocktails and hanging out with fellow bloggers!
Of all the cocktails I tried, my favorite one was the Coopers’ Cup. First of all, it came in a real cute tin cup..which we got to keep! The drink itself was smooth and it didn’t make my throat burn like crazy. I really liked the combination of bourbon + ginger beer.
In case you’re dying to know how to create this drink, here’s the recipe!
(All recipes are courtesy of Henry from ABC Bartending)
- 2 parts Coopers’ Craft
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- top with ginger beer (roughly 6 parts)
- Served over crushed ice in tin cup, garnished with mint sprig
Combine Coopers’ Craft Bourbon with lime juice. Add ginger beer and serve over ice in tin cup. Garnish with mint Sprig.
Here’s Henry (from ABC Bartending) making the Coopers’ Cup!
I loved the Coopers’ Cup so much, that I took a million pictures of it!
I’m just really obsessed with these tin cups & mint sprig….
The next cocktail we tried was the Kentucky Luxedo.
The recipe for this one:
- 1 part Coopers’ Craft
- 1/4 part Maraschino Liqueur
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- Muddled Sugar Cube
Combine Coopers’ and Maraschino Liqueur into a mixing glass and stir with a bar spoon. Muddle sugar and bitters at the bottom of an old fashioned glass. Add ice and strain into a mixing glass into glass with sugar and bitter mixture. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
The last cocktail was the After Barrel. We actually learnt how to make this one ourselves!
- 2 oz. Cooper’s Craft Bourbon
- 5 Blueberries
- 4 Sliced Strawberries
- 1/2 oz. Peach liquor
- Orange Bitters
Place blueberries and strawberries in a shaker. Pour Peach liquor over the berries. Muddle the strawberries, blueberries and peach liquor to release the juices. Add Cooper’s Craft Bourbon and orange bitters for a nice tang. Add ice cubes and shake. Pour and enjoy!
This was probably the most pretty looking one!
We also got to try very delicious foods from House Kitchen & Bar:
Everything was so yummy! I definitely recommend this place. It was my first time trying their food and I was extremely satisfied. My favorite was probably the Margarita pizza (ofcourse!).
Here are some more pictures of the event. I loved the whole set up.
So, I met the cutest doggie! His name is Hamilton Barkley and he wears cutie bowties. :3
What I wore:
Photo by Vintage Unicorn
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