HANDCRAFTED HOLIDAY COCKTAILS

We’ve teamed up with local bars and restaurants in the popular NuLu area of downtown Louisville, Kentucky to handcraft Four Roses holiday cocktails for the 4th Annual NuLuDays Holiday Cocktail Challenge.

Those in the area are invited to visit participating bars and restaurants to taste the cocktails and vote for their favorite during the three-week challenge, from November 10 through December 1. We also encourage you to handcraft some of these cocktails at home over the holidays, so we’ve shared the recipes below.

Don’t forget to post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #HandcraftTheMoment so we can check out your take on these holiday treats. Please remember, while we want Four Roses to help you handcraft many Mellow Moments this holiday season, we encourage you to be responsible and enjoy in moderation.

Cheers!

Time After Thyme
Trisha Torpey, Against the Grain

  • 1 1/2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Smoked thyme maple syrup
  • 1/2 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 oz Orange juice
  • 1 dash Angostura® bitters

Add all ingredients into a shaker tin, then shake and strain over 2 inch ice cube in rocks glass. Garnish with an orange wheel float and a sprig of thyme. Spray Angostura bitters atomizer on top.

Time After Thyme cocktail

Time After Thyme cocktail

Little Jack Horner
Kelly Lynch, Harvest

  • 1 1/2 oz Four Roses Small Batch
  • 1/2 oz Cardamaro®
  • 1/2 oz House made white plum syrup
  • 1/4 oz Lime juice
  • 1 dropper Bitter Truth® Pimento Dram

Add all ingredients to a shaker, and then serve in a dessert wine glass over ice, and garnished with a dehydrated lime and thyme sprig, with a spritz of black mission fig bitters. The house made white plum syrup should be spiced with smoked black, pink and Szechuan peppercorns and coriander.

Little Jack Horner cocktail

Little Jack Horner cocktail

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out
Heather Morgan, Taj NuLu

  • 1 1/2 oz Four Roses Small Batch
  • 3/4 oz Honey syrup
  • 1/4 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz Chartreuse®
  • 1 dash Angostura® bitters

Shake all ingredients and stir over chilled coupe glass. Top with champagne and garnish with torched orange peel.

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out Cocktail

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out Cocktail

Mother Parker
Alanna Fugate, Goodwood Brewing Company

  • 1 1/2 oz Four Roses Single Barrel
  • 1 1/2 oz Ginger habanero syrup
  • 3/4 oz Lime juice
  • Shoot Your Eye Out Milk Stout

Shake all ingredients and strain over ice. Finish with Goodwood Brewing Company’s Shoot Your Eye Out Milk Stout.

Mother Parker cocktail

Mother Parker cocktail

Oh Poi, it’s Fall
Kia Nishida, Grind Burger Kitchen

  • 2 oz Four Roses Small Batch, infused with apple and cinnamon
  • 1/2 oz Trader Vic’s® Macadamia Nut Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz 100% Pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 dash Bittermens® Elemakule Tiki Bitters

Shake with ice then strain all ingredients over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Top with sparkling apple cider and garnish with a gala apple slice.

Oh Poi, it’s Fall Cocktail

Oh Poi, it’s Fall Cocktail

Holiday at the Beach
Mark Duffy, Taste Fine Wines and Bourbons

  • 2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Aperol®
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz Ginger infused simple syrup
  • 1 dash Orange bitters
  • Club soda
  • Fresh ground cinnamon, lemon twist for garnish

Fill a rocks glass half full with ice. Add Four Roses Bourbon, Aperol® and ginger-infused simple syrup, and stir well. Add a dash of orange bitters. Top with club soda. Add additional ice. Stir well. Garnish with fresh ground cinnamon and a lemon twist on glass rim.

Holiday at the Beach Cocktail

Holiday at the Beach Cocktail

Go Easy on the Pepsi
Jeremy Salmon, Garage Bar

  • 2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Pepsi® syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura® bitters

Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a glass, and add fresh herb and cranberry garnish.

Go Easy on the Pepsi cocktail

Go Easy on the Pepsi cocktail

Triple Dog Dare
Aaron Dawkins, Nouvelle

  • 2 oz Apple and cinnamon infused Four Roses Small Batch
  • 1 oz Caramel & honey infused simple syrup
  • 4 dashes Regan’s® Orange Bitters

Build in a rocks glass over ice, then stir.  Add Cinnamon stick for garnish.

Triple Dog Dare Cocktail

Triple Dog Dare Cocktail

Santa’s Nightcap
Lauren Conley, Galaxie Bar

  • 2 oz Four Roses Small Batch
  • 1/2 oz Honey, cardamom, cinnamon syrup
  • 1/4 oz Fernet Menta®
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura® bitters

Stir all ingredients over ice, zest one lemon peel, then serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon wedge pierced with star anise. Honey syrup made by muddling 2 tablespoons of cardamom pods, 4 cinnamon sticks, 2 tablespoons of clove and 4 whole star anise. Lightly roast the herb mix, and after it’s aromatic, add 15 oz of honey and 15 oz of water. Bring to a boil, let cool then strain.

Santa's Nightcap Cocktail

Santa’s Nightcap Cocktail

Four Roses Bourbon Ball Iced Mocha
Amber Roe, Toast

  • 5 oz. Four Roses Bourbon
  • 1 oz Torani Caramel Sauce
  • 6 oz Bourbon Ball Mix

In a pint glass, filled with ice, add Four Roses Bourbon, Caramel Sauce and Bourbon Ball Mix. Shake thoroughly and top with whipped cream, cherry and chocolate sauce.

Four Roses Bourbon Ball Iced Mocha

Four Roses Bourbon Ball Iced Mocha