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Bourbon Recipe: Kentucky Bee

By The Bourbon Flight

The two B’s in Kentucky usually mean basketball and bourbon. In this cocktail, the “B” in basketball is replaced by Bee’s, or more importantly honey from a bee.  The Kentucky Bee is sure to “B” a favorite this holiday season.


  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 0.5 oz. Aperol
  • 0.5 oz. Kentucky Honey Syrup
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 2-3 Dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice


  1. Mix all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, top with ice, and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with lemon peel.

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