Main Liqueur Aperol
Difficulty Easy
Technique Muddled

Named for the bluegrass that grows in Bourbon country, the Bluegrass cocktail was created by Hayden Lambert at Merchant Hotel in Belfast. Embracing the Cucumber, Bourbon and the bittersweet orange of Aperol, the drink also has Simple Syrup as well as both Orange and Angostura Bitters.


  • 1.5 oz. 45ml Bourbon
  • 0.75 oz. 23ml Aperol
  • 0.169 oz. 5ml Simple Syrup
  • 3 3 Cucumber slices
  • 1 dash 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash 1 dash Orange Bitters
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Muddle cucumber in the base of a shaker, then add all other ingredients. Shake and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass


Cucumber peel

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