Kentucky Colonel

Premium bourbon, some benedictine and a dash of bitters makes the Kentucky Colonel one of the easiest and smoothest cocktails on the menu.

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Why is it called the Kentucky colonel?

The Kentucky Colonel is a cocktail named after the honorary title given by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to individuals in recognition of their contributions to the state’s culture and heritage. It is believed that the cocktail was created in the late 1800s to early 1900s in honor of the Kentucky Colonels, who were seen as ambassadors for the state and its traditions, including bourbon whiskey.

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Kentucky Colonel

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Recipe by Julian Solorzano Cuisine: Classic CocktailDifficulty: Easy ????




Total time




  • 2.50 Ounces Jim Beam black extra aged bourbon

  • .50 Ounces Benedictine

  • 1 Dash of Peychaud’s bitters


  • Assemble all the ingredients in an old fashioned glass over ice cubes and stir.

Recipe Video

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