About the

Kentucky Made

This bourbon and lime cocktail is livened up with fresh cucumber and mint. Balanced, refreshing and herbaceous, your Kentucky Made is best made with Maker’s Mark®.

Preparation Time
4 min

Flavor Profile
Light and Bright


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Need alt textA bottle of Maker's Mark sits next to a Kentucky Made cocktail in a tumbler glass. The cocktail is garnished with cucumber and mint.
  • Step 1
    Smash gently
    Muddle mint, cucumbers, lime juice and simple syrup in shaker.
  • Step 2
    Mix the ingredients

    Add Maker’s Mark®.

  • Step 3
    Shake it up
    Shake with ice and strain into rocks glass.
  • Step 4
    Garnish with mint sprig and a cucumber slice.
A bottle of Maker's Mark bourbon whisky behind a tall glass with a Bourbon Bloody Mary over ice and a pickle, celery, and lime garnish. A small bowl of lime slices is to the left.

Kentucky Made

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Put a ribbon on it

The cucumber garnish offers a chance to refine both your glass presentation and knife skills. Experiment with angle slices, spears and ribbons.
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A nice touch

Slapping or clapping herbal garnishes like rosemary, mint and basil activates their flavor and aromatics.
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Firmly rolling the lime under your hand before you cut it loosens up the pulp making the fruit easier to juice.

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Stay sweet

Simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator for at least a week and has a number of uses. It’s great in sauces, marinades, vinaigrettes and, of course, other Maker’s® cocktails.

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