Dubbed the official “Welcome to Bourbon” cocktail by Death & Co. Bartenders, this amazingly refreshing imbibement was concocted by legendary barman Sam Ross at Milk & Honey out of NYC during the rebirth of the classic cocktail. The trinity of mint, cucumber, and lime as core cocktail ingredients was used frequently amongst friends in the big apple, and the trio eventually became a bar staple dubbed the “maid.” Other popular riffs have been the “Old Maid” built with gin, as well as Jim Meehan’s favorite, the “French Maid” built with cognac and uniquely spiced with ginger wort and a splash of Velvet Falernum. Clearly here in Lexington, KY we prefer the bourbon variant. Take one to feel the refreshing breeze of a Kentucky summer day, pairs best with horse racing and grilling out!
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, Lime, Cucumber Mint Syrup