Sunday Sippin’: Kentucky Summer

Strawberry complemented by basil, rhubarb bitters mixed with simple syrup—it sounds like a piece of homemade cobbler. But add quality bourbon, lemon juice and ginger beer, and you’re in for the flavors of a Kentucky Summer.

2 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 oz Simple Syrup
Club Soda
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Rhubarb Bitters
2 Strawberries
Ginger Beer
Basil Leaves

Add lemon juice and strawberries to a mixing glass and muddle together. Add simple syrup, rhubarb bitters, bourbon and basil leaves. Add ice and shake well. Strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a sliced and fanned strawberry and basil sprig.

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