Kentucky Orange Blossom
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Kentucky Orange Blossom
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The Kentucky Orange Blossom is a captivating cocktail that merges the robust, rich flavors of Bourbon with the citrusy sweetness of orange juice and the sophisticated liqueur, Cointreau. This delightful ... more The Kentucky Orange Blossom is a captivating cocktail that merges the robust, rich flavors of Bourbon with the citrusy sweetness of orange juice and the sophisticated liqueur, Cointreau. This delightful blend creates a harmonious balance between the warmth of the whiskey and the refreshing zest of orange, with the Cointreau adding a touch of elegance and a slightly bitter, complex undertone. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, this drink's invigorating taste profile provides a Southern twist on the floral notes suggested by its name, making it a charming choice for those who appreciate whiskey-based cocktails with a fruity twist.
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Orange
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31.11% | 4.2 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Kentucky Orange Blossom

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a twist of orange peel and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake a Kentucky Orange Blossom?

To properly shake a Kentucky Orange Blossom, fill a shaker with ice cubes and add 15ml of Cointreau, 30ml of orange juice, and 90ml of bourbon. Secure the lid or shaker top and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds. This ensures the cocktail is well chilled and properly mixed. Then, strain the mixture into a cocktail glass to serve.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Kentucky Orange Blossom?

The best way to serve a Kentucky Orange Blossom is in a chilled cocktail glass to maintain its cold temperature. Consider garnishing it with a slice of orange or a maraschino cherry to enhance its visual appeal and complement the flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Kentucky Orange Blossom compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 31.11%, the Kentucky Orange Blossom sits on the higher end of the alcohol content spectrum compared to many other cocktails. For example, classic cocktails like the Margarita typically have an alcohol content around 25-30%, making the Kentucky Orange Blossom comparatively stronger.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways to customize a Kentucky Orange Blossom?

To customize a Kentucky Orange Blossom, you might consider adding a splash of soda water for a fizzy variant, or substituting the Cointreau with another orange liqueur like Grand Marnier for a slightly different flavor profile. For a sweeter touch, a dash of simple syrup can be added. Experimenting with different types of bourbon can also significantly alter the drink's flavor.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use a different type of orange juice in my Kentucky Orange Blossom?

Yes, you can use different types of orange juice in your Kentucky Orange Blossom. While fresh-squeezed orange juice is recommended for its freshness and flavor, you can also opt for store-bought varieties. Blood orange juice can be used for a unique twist, offering a richer color and slightly different taste. However, using fresh juice is generally preferred for the best flavor experience.

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