maureen darkKENTUCKY (12/18/12) - Since moving to Kentucky in 2011, I decided to start a Christmas tradition.

One that involves bourbon.

Now, if you’re a bourbon lover, or live in Kentucky, you might be thinking this is nothing new.

But for someone like me, who prefers her libations on the grape varietal side, bourbon is not something I’d enjoyed in the past.

Last year, for my first Kentucky Christmas, that changed.

I’d surfed the web for bourbon-based, festive cocktails, and after mixing a few concoctions, I’d settled on a few too many Red Raiders.

After a year of sipping, and decidedly liking bourbon, I felt comfortable enough to make my own Christmas cocktail this year.

Here is what you’ll need.

Merry Christmas!

Berry Bourbon Christmas CocktailBOURBON DRINK
•Sugar
•1 jigger bourbon (your preference)•1 jigger pomegranate juice
•½ jigger orange liqueur (Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or triple sec)
•Ice
•Diet tonic
•Orange, cut into ¼ inch slices

•In a mortar and pestle, or spice grinder, grind sugar to a fine grain. Pour onto a small plate.
•In a cocktail shaker, add the bourbon, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur and ice. Shake.
•Wet the rim of a short cocktail glass with an orange slice, and press the wet rim into the sugar.
•Fill the glass with ice.
•Strain the cocktail into the ice-filled glass.
•Add a splash of tonic. Stir.
•Squeeze juice from orange slice and add the slice to the drink.
•Sip slowly.
•Repeat.
•Drink responsibly.

Maureen C. Berry
Freelance Writer and Blogger
Visit Maureen’s nationally renowned culinary website at www.cuisinebymaureen.com.

 
Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing Mid-Town Commons

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/28/15) — The Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission met for its regularly scheduled meeting… Read More

MPD Searching for Man Accused of Nearly Running over Two Officers

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — Madisonville Police released a wanted notice for a man accused of almost running over two… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 25, 2015 5154

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 5056

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 24, 2015 4987

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 4917

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4124

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3854

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13112

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11451

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 27, 2015 5056

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 27, 2015 2107

MPD Searching for Man Accused of Nearly Running…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 1741

Family Loses Possessions, Dog in Sugg Street Fire

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 1272

Hopkins Grand Jury Indictments Handed Down

by Karen McKnight
March 27, 2015 1158

Rehabber Explains Her Mission; Efforts Filmed by…

by Ron Sanders
March 27, 2015 1039

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
March 27, 2015 912

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 27,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 824

Work Continues on Madisonville's Downtown Plaza

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
March 27, 2015 821

Sheriff Explains Numerous Duties of Office,…

by Ron Sanders
March 27, 2015 797

Utility Tax Petition Signatures Put Choice before…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News