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Recipe: Kentucky Maid Cocktail


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz 1:1 simple syrup
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 3 slices cucumber

Takes . Serves one.

The Kentucky Maid has quickly become one of my all time favorite cocktails. Its a refreshing, strong, and declicius libation well-suited for derby parties, picnics, and summer porch-front drinking.


  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker tin and muddle.
  2. Shake with ice and dump entire mixture (with ice) into a large rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with a mint, cucumber, and add straw.