September is National Bourbon month, friends, and that means we’re getting ready to pour a couple of tall drinks and get down to business celebrating one of the finest spirits in all the land. This week, as a preview to all the cocktails the Kentucky for Kentucky team is about to mix here in the office, we’ve gathered up a special collection of 47 drink recipes curated by the Brown Foreman Distillery Company of Louisville, Kentucky. A collection that dates back to 1934.
Founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown, the Brown-Forman Company is responsible for bringing you spirits known all through the world, including Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniels, and Old Forester. One of the most prestigious companies of central Kentucky, Brown Forman has been mixing up one strong cocktail after another for over a century.
This cocktail book measures in at a small 2”x4” but is a discovery that’s going to serve us all up right with 47 delicious bourbon cocktails. Published a year after the repeal of the 18th amendment, this little book gave Kentuckians a go-to guide for mixing bourbon—and now we’re ready to crack into the archives and let this little guide transport us back to our roots.
These drinks were some of the favorite elixirs of the 1930s—and they’re still just as delicious today. Get out the shakers, strainers, shot glasses, and jiggers, freeze yourself the freshest of ice, and line up the liquor, because we’re giving you a few throw-back recipes to make September a month to remember.
Words By Hannah Legris