GOLF KITCHEN RECIPE: KENTUCKY GREEN BEE COCKTAIL by Addison Reserve Country Club, Delray Beach, Florida



Kentucky Green Bee Cocktail

Recipe by Javier Burgos, Mixologist, Addison Reserve Country Club

Recipe and photo courtesy of Golf Kitchen by Diana DeLucia. For more information and to subscribe to Golf Kitchen Magazine, visit

Mixologist Note: I like to surprise the members and guests of Addison Reserve Country Club with my new cocktail constructions of their classic favorites. The Kentucky Green Bee Cocktail is both elegant and well balanced.

Serves 1


Green Bee Mix
2 Pineapple Wheels (core removed)
30 Green Grapes
3 oz. / 90 ml Water
2 inch / 5 cm piece of Celery (from the center of the stalk only)

2 oz. / 60 ml Evan Williams Honey Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

1 Kebab Skewer (cut to fit martini glass)
3 Green Grapes
2 Pineapple Leaves

Mixologist Note: I prefer to carve my own skewers from local trees and plants, this gives my cocktails a more artistic feel.


Green Bee Mix

Dice the pineapple wheels and fill half a bartenders mixing glass then top this with the green grapes.

Add water and be careful to fill only half of the remaining space in the mixing glass.

Place the celery on top.

Mix in a blender for 5-10 seconds.

Strain the mixture into a jar or carafe with a very fine strainer then set aside.

Kentucky Green Bee Cocktail

Fill a bartenders mixing glass with ice.

Add 3 oz. / 90 ml of the Green Bee Mix and 2 oz. / 60 ml of Evan Williams Honey Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Shake thoroughly, then pour into a martini glass.


Pierce the 3 green grapes on the skewer and place over the martini glass as shown in the picture.

Cut the pineapple leaf from top to bottom to create fine “hair-like” garnish, then place on top and serve as shown.

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