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Bartenders Share Their Favorite Cocktails

By / Photography By Richard Gary | May 01, 2018
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Photographer - Richard Gary • Stylist - Stephanie Lindsay

Retoucher - Adam Grimshaw • Glasswork for sets - Johnny Gordon

Props - 2023 Mid-Century Modern Furnishings

Old Flame                                                                    Calling Card

Hell or High Water
112 W Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202
Bartender: Doug Petry

Old Flame using Fidencio Classico Mezcal, Ron Zacapa Rum, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters, Demerara Simple Syrup, grapefruit zest

Calling Card using Old Forester 100 Proof Bourbon, Braulio. Amaro, Dolin Rouge Vermouth, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, Demerara Syrup, grapefruit zest

Roses & Ivy                                                                 Rubik's Cube

Mr. Lee’s Lounge
935 Goss Ave, Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 450-5368
Bartender: Jordan Cahill

Roses & Ivy using Copper & King Brandy, strawberries, vanilla, and basil

Rubik’s Cube using lavender infused Gin, strawberry infused Lillet Blanc, black and pink peppercorn infused Campari, lightly carbonated and bottled

Iris                                                                                Danger Zone

Red Herring Cocktail Lounge
1757 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 907-3800
Bartender: Michael Shelley

Iris using Sipsmith London Dry Gin, maraschino liqueur, Crème de violette, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, black orchid sphere

Danger Zone using EFFEN Vodka, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, house made orange shrub, dry ice

Finial Ward                                                                 Original Recipe Julep

Proof on Main
702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

Finial Ward by bartender Greg Galganski using 1792 Small Batch Bourbon, Yellow Chartreuse, Sibona Camomilla liqueur, clarified lemon juice, garnished with lemon expression

Original Recipe Julep by Dane Dufresne-Durand: Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon, Ginger Lime Cordial, Jezebel Spicy Spice, mint


The Limbo
411 W Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202

Bartender: Olivia Griffin

Painkiller using Old Forester Bourbon, coconut crème, pineapple juice, orange juice, honey/coconut on glass rim

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