Boy did we have a great time sitting down with one of the legends of Lexington bartending and bourbon curating, Chris Evans of Bluegrass Tavern. We highly recommend checking them out if you are from Lexington of just passing through. Their bourbon collection is nearly impossible to beat and the drinks are strong and well made. Hope you have as much fun listening as we did interviewing, cheers!
Listen here: Interview with Chris Evans of Bluegrass Tavern
Pre-interview Chris gave us his summer Gamechanger recipe. We love it and made our own little riff for you to enjoy!
The Gamechanger by Chris Evans
Handful of frozen fruit (cherries, blackberries, peaches, whatever you like)
Two shakes of bitters
Top with bourbon and enjoy!
The BOTB Gamechanger
2 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. Gran Gala (or Cointreau or triple sec)
1/2-3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 Tbs. Basil Simple Syrup (recipe here)
Dash Balsamic Vinegar
Shake above ingredients and strain over frozen blackberries or frozen blackberry ice cubes, garnish with lemon and basil and enjoy!