Funny story. Kentucky Made wasn’t invented anywhere near the Bluegrass state. In fact, the cocktail was first mixed in the mid-2000s at one of our favorite Lower East Side speakeasies. Originally named the Kentucky Maid, this bourbon-based lowball features an aromatic blend of mint and cucumber. Kentucky Made is descendent of the Whisky Sour with its standard spirit-citrus-sugar structure. It steps out of the norm by using lime instead of lemon. Speaking of breaking with the norm, you might find the Kentucky Made serves as a nice alt to the Mint Julep.