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The Authentic Bourbon Mixer

Since before the repeal of Prohibition, Kentuckians have been mixing Ale-8-One with their other favorite drink, bourbon. Our unique ginger and citrus flavor profile pairs perfectly with bourbon, and it complements just about any other spirit on the market.

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Cocktails

Jubil8

Ingredients

2 tsp. Ale-8 infused simple syrup
6-8 mint leaves
crushed ice
1.5 oz bourbon
Ale-8

Preparation

Gently muddle simple syrup and mint leaves in a silver julep cup. Fill cup with crushed ice. Add bourbon and fill cup with Ale-8. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Burley Temple

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces Kentucky Bourbon
4 oz Ale-8-One
Grenadine
Maraschino cherry

Preparation

Fill rocks glass with ice. Pour bourbon into glass followed by a splash of grenadine and Ale-8-One. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Bluegrass Burro

Ingredients

1.5 oz vodka
1 tsp Ale-8 infused simple syrup
Ale-8
Lime slice

Preparation

Fill copper mug with Vodka, simple syrup and Ale-8. Squeeze lime slice into the cocktail and add the lime to the mug. Gently stir to blend ingredients.

Kentucky Mule can be created by replacing Vodka with Kentucky Bourbon.

Blackberry Mint Smash

Ingredients

1.5 oz bourbon
1oz Ale-8 infused simple syrup
6-8 mint leaves
2-3 blackberries
Ale-8
Lime wedge (optional)

Preparation

In a pint glass, muddle blackberries and mint leaves (and lime if desired).

Add bourbon, simple syrup and ice. Transfer to a shaker and shake vigorously.

Pour contents into a rocks or pint glass, and top with Ale-8. Garnish with mint.

A Late Irish

Ingredients

1.5 oz Irish Whiskey
1 tsp Grenadine
Ale-8
Orange slice

Preparation

Fill rocks glass with ice. Add Whiskey and Grenadine. Fill glass with Ale-8. Add a squeeze of one orange slice. Gently stir to blend ingredients.

Ale-8 Mojo

Ingredients

2 tsp. Ale-8 infused simple syrup
4-6 mint leaves
1.5 oz gin
Ale-8
Orange slice

Preparation

Lightly muddle simple syrup and mint leaves in a Collins or rocks glass. Fill your glass with ice. Add gin. Fill glass with Ale-8, and finish with a squeeze of orange. Gently stir cocktail to blend ingredients.

South of the Bluegrass

Ingredients

1.5 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Black Raspberry Liqueur
Ale-8
Orange Juice

Preparation

Fill desired glass with ice. Add tequila, triple sec and black raspberry liqueur. Fill glass with Ale-8 and a splash of orange juice.

The Commonwealth

Ingredients

3-4 mint leaves
1.5 oz Pimms No. 1
Ale-8
1oz Bombay Sapphire if desired

Preparation

Fill rocks or Collins glass with ice. Clap or gently press mint leaves to release flavor and add to glass. Add Pimms No. 1 (add gin as well if a stronger cocktail is desired.) Fill glass with Ale-8 and stir gently.

Category 8

Ingredients

1.5 oz spiced rum
2 tsp Ale-8 Simple Syrup
Ale-8
Orange slice if desired

Preparation

Fill pint glass, or copper cup if desired, with ice and above ingredients. Gently stir to blend ingredients. Add a squeeze of orange.

Bracing Spritz

Ingredients

1.5 oz Aperol
Ale-8
Orange slice
Prosecco if desired

Preparation

Fill rocks or Collins glass with ice. Add Aperol and fill glass with Ale-8. Garnish with an orange slice. You may add Prosecco if a stronger cocktail is desired.

The Original Mocktail

During Prohibition cocktails were out and mocktails or “tonics” were in. Most Kentuckians in the 1920s drank Ale-8 as a refreshing, alcohol-free alternative. The more daring ones chose Ale-8 as the mixer of choice to drastically improve the taste of bootleg spirits. For generations, folks have routinely made Ale-8 a part of their celebrations. Try one of our delicious non-alcoholic recipes.

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Mocktails

White Christmas

Ingredients

1 oz lemon juice
1 oz Ale-8-One simple syrup
1 ounce lemon juice
Equal parts white grape juice and Ale-8
Garnish with sprig of rosemary

Preparation

Pour simple syrup and lemon juice into a champagne flute. Add lemon juice, and equal parts white grape juice and Ale-8 to fill glass. Stir to combine ingredients. Garnish with sprig of rosemary.

Blackberry Mint Smash

Ingredients

2-3 blackberries
6-8 mint leaves
1oz Ale-8 infused simple syrup

Preparation

Combine blackberries and mint leaves in a tall pint glass. Muddle with the simple syrup. Fill to taste with Ale-8-One.

The Wainscott

Ingredients

1 bottle of Cherry Ale-8
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. fresh orange juice
Splash of fresh lemon juice

Preparation

Fill tall glass with ice and a bottle of Cherry Ale-8. Add fresh juices, stir and garnish with an orange slice.

Ale-8 Simple Syrup

Ingredients

5 Ale-8 Suckers (½ cup water and ½ cup of Ale-8 if suckers not available)
½ Cup White Sugar
2 tsp. of minced ginger. (More or less depending on taste.)
1 cup water.

Preparation

Crush Ale-8 suckers with end of muddle or hammer. Add suckers, sugar, and minced ginger, and water to a stovetop pot. Simmer gently for 5-10 minutes until desired consistency is reached. Add more or less water or sugar to reach your desired syrup consistency. Syrup should be thick, not runny.