Kevin is a play on a cold Irish coffee, featuring cold brew and bourbon from our 21c Private Barrel Selects program. This booze-forward cocktail will surprise you with a smooth nutty flavor profile and hint of spice. We recommend sipping all month long, but beware this cocktail packs a mean caffeinated punch.
1.5 oz 21c Selects Woodford Reserve 2018
1.5 oz Cold Brew Concentrate
¾ oz Pecan Orgeat
¾ oz Cardamaro Whipped Cream
Shake all ingredients except for cream and double strain into a Glencairn. Top with the whipped cream and garnish with coffee beans.
About the Bourbon
Appearance: Amber with Copper highlights.
Nose: Vanilla, dried cherry, poached pear and candied pecan.
Taste: Well rounded and smooth with hints of brown sugar, maple syrup, spiced baked pear and apple.
Finish: Pleasantly warm, toasty finish with cinnamon.
From start to finish, this bourbon is easy on the palate and mellow throughout. Pro tip: A typical batch of Woodford Reserve is 120 barrels and this particular selection is from a 2-barrel batch. Interested in adding this selection to your collection at home? Available for purchase at 21c Louisville shop for $62 per bottle.
Cardamom Whipped Cream
8 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
1 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Cardamaro
6 dashes Orange Bitters
6 Dashes Cardamom Bitters
32 oz whole pecans
6 cups white sugar
5 cups water
5 ml orange flower water
5 ml rose water
4 g kosher salt
Toast pecans for 5 minutes at 300F. Pulse process into small pieces (not powder). Bring sugar and water to a boil and add pecans. Let sit overnight and strain.
Created by Proof bartender, Greg Galganski.