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Step into the Green River

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Sharing my last cocktail post about my Kentucky trip and the first distillery that I visited! I really enjoyed heading over to Green River in Western Kentucky (even though I didn't know there was a time change). It was great to truly get a first experience at a distillery with history but not overwhelming amount of people and publicity.

We did a tasting of their offerings and ended up buying two bottles which I then created cocktails from. I liked that they used unique processes and flavors. It's not every day that you can work with cinnamon or corn flavors with your cocktail.

For the first cocktail, I worked with Green River's Yellow Banks Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. I liked the unique corn flavor that the whiskey has. It reminds me of a summer day out in the grassy fields.

Summer was calling me

bourbon old fashioned


2 oz Green River Yellow Banks

1/2 oz Cointreau

Squeeze of an orange

4 dashes of Sassafras bitters

Garnish: Large Ice Cube and Orange Slice

Recipe: In a mixing glass, pour all ingredients. Stir until combined. Pour into an old fashioned glass and garnish with an orange slice and large ice cube.

PRO TIP: I'd say sip this slowly and see the bourbon open up and get all the flavor!

For my second bottle, I went with their cinnamon feature. I love cinnamon mixing with cocktails and flavors.

Fall is approaching

bourbon martini


2 oz Green River's Ladder 9

1 oz Apple liqueur

1 oz Lemon juice

Recipe: Green River's Ladder 9th ice, pour all ingredients. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled martini glass.

PRO TIP: This is a simple fall cocktail. It gets you in the mood for fall without tons of effort. Perfect for a busy fall day.

I hope you enjoy my cocktails! And also check out Green River and enjoy the fact that they make Terry Bradshaw's bourbon too! Let me tell you, it is a strong one.

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