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Fall Cocktails Courtesy of Cooper's Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Milkshake, Espresso Donut in a Glass, Campside Sipper, Boozy S'mores and more from Coopers' Craft Mixologist Fitz Bailey


Louisville, KY - Cooper's Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is saying goodbye to summer and hello to cooler temperatures and seasonal flavors with new fall cocktails courtesy of Coopers' Craft Mixologist Fitz Bailey. Featuring a pumpkin pie bourbon milkshake recipe perfect for Thanksgiving dinner or a day-after treat, bourbon and vanilla chai tea for those crisp fall evenings, to a boozy s'more in a glass, these recipes are useful now through the first snowfall and beyond.


Coopers' Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was introduced in 2016 as Brown-Forman's newest bourbon in 20 years, followed by the new expression, Coopers' Craft Barrel Reserve last year. Honoring the men and women who raise the barrels, Coopers' Craft celebrates the company's more than 70 years of barrel-making and wood expertise as the only major distiller that owns its own new barrel cooperage. Both bourbons begin with the same spirit but are aged using different wood techniques from the barrel resulting in final products with distinctively different flavor profiles - ranging from light and gentle to bold and robust.


"Coopers' Craft is a celebration of barrel-making and recognition of the importance of wood when it comes to crafting bourbon," said Lindsay Engle, Brand Manager for Coopers' Craft Bourbon. "Both Coopers' Craft Bourbon and Coopers' Craft Barrel Reserve are perfect for sipping your way through fall - neat, on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail."


Available in the following U.S. markets: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington. Coopers' Craft is presented at 82.2 proof and is available at a suggested retail price of $21.99 to $24.99 for a 750ml bottle and Coopers' Craft Barrel Reserve is presented at 100 proof and is available at a suggested retail price ranging from $29.99 to $32.99 for a 750ml bottle.


Last Bries of Summer

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers' Craft Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Coopers' Craft Barrel Reserve

  • .75 oz. orange simple syrup

  • 2 tsp fig preserves

  • 1.5 oz. apple cider

  • Dash balsamic vinegar

  • Sparkling water

Glassware: Highball

Garnish: Brie Square/Apple Slice

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain, garnish and top with sparkling water.


To make simple syrup:

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup orange juice

Heat and whisk until combined, low boil for 2 minutes. Take off heat and allow mixture to come to room temp.

Coopers' Craft Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers' Craft Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. vanilla ice cream

  • 1 slice of pumpkin pie

  • 1.5 oz. Coopers' Craft Barrel Reserve

  • Coopers' Craft Bourbon Whipped Cream

Garnish: Sprinkled cinnamon and cinnamon stick

Instructions: Add ice cream, bourbon and slice of pie to blender; blend until smooth and pour into desired glass; garnish and serve.


To make Coopers' Craft Whipped Cream:

  • 8 oz. heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

  • .5 oz. Coopers' Craft Bourbon

Instructions: Add powdered sugar to chilled bowl, pour in heavy cream, beat with beater until stiff peaks form, slowly add Coopers' Craft Bourbon and continue beating for 30 seconds.


Donut Mind If I Do

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers' Craft Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Coopers' Craft Bourbon

  • 1 shot of espresso

  • 3 oz. whole milk (or vanilla oat milk)

  • .75 oz. glaze

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (optional)

Glassware: Mug

Garnish: Glaze rim and rainbow sprinkles or brown sugar

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain, garnish, serve with your favorite donut.


To make the glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon Coopers' Craft Bourbon

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix.


Campside Cup

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers' Craft Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Coopers' Craft Bourbon

  • .75 oz. lime juice

  • 1.5 oz. ginger beer concentrate

  • 6 oz. soda water

Glassware: Highball or camp mug

Garnish: Lime wedge or wheel

Instructions: Build drink in an ice-filled glass and stir to combine.


Salty Smoked S'mores Boulevardier

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers' Craft Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Coopers' Craft Barrel Reserve Bourbon (100 Proof)

  • 1 oz. Campari

  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

  • .5 oz. Creme de Cacao

  • 3 dashes chocolate bitters

  • Pinch of sea salt

Glassware: Rocks glass

Garnish: Rim side of glass with melted chocolate, before it hardens, roll glass in powdered graham cracker. Garnish with speared smoked marshmallow.

Instructions: Stir all ingredients with ice. Light a marshmallow on fire, cover with rocks glass to extinguish and capture smoke. Strain cocktail into glass, garnish and serve immediately.


Sweet Chai of Mine

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers' Craft Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Coopers' Craft Barrel Reserve

  • 1 oz. vanilla chai tea honey syrup

  • 3 dashes black walnut bitters

Glassware: Rocks glass

Garnish: Speared walnut

Instructions: Put all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker, stir until chilled, pour into a rocks glass over ice cube and top with garnish.


To make Coopers' Vanilla Chai Tea Honey Syrup:

  • Your favorite chai tea packet

  • Local honey

Instructions: Brew one cup of chai tea using either a stove or microwave. Remove tea bag and pour into heated skillet, add one cup local honey and stir until dissolved, about two minutes. Cook an additional two minutes while stirring then remove from heat. Allow to cool and enjoy.


Tasting Notes

Coopers' Craft Bourbon (82.2)

Color: Light amber

Aroma: Light toasted and fresh oak character mingled with baked apple pie sweetness and a creamy citrus custard tang.

Flavor: Soft lemon custard and apple pie notes layer a bed of toasted and fresh oak character seasoned with a light dusting of spice.

Finish: Rich and smooth with lingering hints of fruit.


Coopers' Craft Barrel Reserve

Color: Rich red topaz

Aroma: Fresh hewn oak with hints of smoke and char are spiced with hints of cinnamon and leather atop a layer of orchard and citrus fruit. Sweetened with a sprinkling of vanilla wafer crumbs.

Flavor: Caramel and cotton candy coat fresh apple, pear and citrus fruit atop vanilla wafers dusted with sharp cinnamon.

Finish: Assertive cinnamon spice softens to a lingering apple and clean oak note.


About Coopers' Craft Bourbon

Coopers' Craft is a celebration of Brown-Forman's more than 70 years of expertise raising its own barrels at Brown-Forman Cooperage. Drawing inspiration from the craft of raising barrels and the importance of wood in bourbon-making, Coopers' Craft uses a unique charcoal finishing process. Coopers' Craft is a product of Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel's, Woodford Reserve, Tequila Herradura, Korbel, Old Forester, Chambord and Sonoma-Cutrer.


Please drink responsibly.


Coopers' Craft Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 41.1% Alc. by Vol., Produced and Bottled by Brown-Forman Beverages, Louisville, Kentucky©2017.


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