Bulleit Bourbon - Kentucky Mule
I’ve always loved Moscow Mules. For those that are unfamiliar, this is a drink that is traditionally made with vodka and ginger beer with an optional muddle of mint. You usually can find this drink on most menus, however, what you likely will not find — is a Kentucky Mule.
Kentucky Mules are made with bourbon, but I have found that Bulleit Bourbon is a nice medium for non-whiskey drinkers and whiskey lovers. With bourbon becoming more popular in recent months, this concoction is starting to make its mark in some restaurants. However, don’t be shy to ask for a Kentucky Mule (or a Moscow Mule with Bourbon) if you find yourself without this option. I have yet to find a bar or restaurant that will not make it for me.
Its also an extremely easy drink to make at home. With three to four ingredients and the summer months not far ahead, this may become your most popular BBQ drink.
- Bulleit Bourbon (other bourbon will also work)
- Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale
- Fresh Lime
- Mint (Optional)
- Pour 1 1/2 shots of Bulleit Bourbon into a high ball glass or pint glass.
- Tear off a few pieces of mint from the vine. Tear and rub mint leaves then place in glass.
- Pour desired amount of ginger beer or ginger ale (depending on strength of drink.)
- Cut a wedge of lime and squeeze into glass.
- Stir ingredients together.
- Place a sprig of mint or lime wedge on rim.
Sculptable Buttercream Frosting
I’ve always wanted to use fondant in my baking. It gives cakes such a professional, clean and almost glamorous look. The problem is that I’m not all together in love with the taste.
cooking-confessions comes up with a sculpting frosting that mimics the use of fondant. This is a definite must try! I suspect that it isn’t an exact replacement of fondant, however it might be fun to create shapes on cookies and cakes with this moldable/sculptable frosting recipe. On a side note: how cute is that gnome? Take a look at the recipe:
Sculptable frosting (not fondant!)
Full instructions can be found here.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon real vanilla extract
- 3-4 cups confectioner’s sugar
- Food coloring gels
- Sculpting Tools – small rolling pin, small paintbrush, nesting circle and flower shape fondant/small cookie cutters, butter knife, waxed paper, standing mixer with paddle attachment