Yesterday, we brought you a suggested menu from The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook for your 4th of July cookout. Today, let’s talk signature cocktails! There’s no better place to turn than The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book for martinis, cocktails, and punches featuring every Kentuckian’s favorite spirit. For an on-theme 4th of July punch, we’re recommending the refreshing (and blue!) Blueberry Bourbon Beer Punch. Or, if you’re looking for a drink with more “sparkle,” check out last year’s recipe: The Kentucky Sparkler.
Blueberry Bourbon Beer Punch
From The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book by Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler.
Don’t chuckle over this seemingly unlikely combination of ingredients until you’ve tried it. It’s summer in a glass.
- 2 bottles cold Wild Blue™ blueberry lager
- 1 can (12-ounce) frozen Minute Maid™ pink lemonade (defrosted, but no water added)
- 2 ounces blueberry-infused bourbon (Lightly crush 1/3 of a full pint of blueberries and combine with remaining whole berries and bourbon. Shake and let steep 3 days. Strain, label, date, and refrigerate.)
- 10 ounces water
- 2 lemons cut into wedges
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
Into a 1 1/2 – 2 quart glass pitcher, pour the bottles of beer. Add lemonade, bourbon, and water; stir. After the foam subsides, squeeze and drop in the lemon wedges. Stir. Add ice and blueberries. Stir again. Serve over ice.